‘Bark Truck’ Brings Healthy Dog Treats To The Streets

TODAY FOR OUR FOOD TRUCK SEGMENT WE ARE NOT SHOWCASING A TRUCK FOR HUMANS FINALLY'S BARKERY IS BRING ING HEALTHY SNACKS TO THE STREETS

IT IS CLEVER KYLIE IS LIVE IN THE BARK TRUCK PARKED ON THE TWIN CITIES PLAZA — WCCO PLAZA Reporter: I LOVE THE NAME, FINALLY'S BARKERY TELL ME HOW THIS GOT STARTED

WE STARTED A YEAR AND A HALF AGO WE BAKE ALL NATURAL DOG TREATS WE LOOKED AT A POPULATION WITH A TON OF TALENT THAT NEEDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY AND SHOW ALL THE AMAZING TALENTS THEY HAVE WE CREATED THE DOG TREAT COMPANY BUT A BARK TRUCK, A DOG TREAT TRUCK WHERE WE COULD CONNECT OUR TEAM MEMBERS TO THE COMMUNITY Reporter: TELL ME ABOUT THE COMMUNITY YOU SERVE

YOU HAVE BEEN A TEACHER FOR YEARS YOU DON'T HAVE A BACKGROUND IN DOG TREAT I WAS A TEACHER WE DECIDED PETS ARE FAMILY WHY NOT CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH DOG TREATS? OUR TEAM MEMBERS HAVE DISABILITIES

WE THOUGHT WHAT BETTER WAY TO CONNECT THEM TO THE COMMUNITY THAN THROUGH DOG TREATS Reporter: IT CAME THROUGH BOTH WAYS TO SERVE DOG TREATS AND THE COMMUNITY HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING OUT? IT HAS BEEN WILD WHAT IS COOL IS WHEN WE SELL DOG TREATS OUT IN THE COMMUNITY WE SEE PEOPLE COMING BACK MULTIPLE TIMES TAKING PICTURES IT IS COOL FOR OUR TEAM TO SEE PICTURES ONLINE

WHEN PEOPLE MEET US IT IS A COOL WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY Reporter: YOU SAY YOU HAVE A DOG TREAT PLACE? ABSOLUTELY PETS ARE FAMILY THEY GET THEIR OWN TREAT PLATES WE HOOK THE PETS UP

Reporter: WE HAVE ONE OF YOUR WORKERS HERE WITH US THIS MORNING WE HAVE ALI YOU JUST STARTED WORKING HOW WAS YOUR FIRST TIME? GOOD Reporter: WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU GET TO MEET PEOPLE? DO YOU GET THE MEET THE DOGS, TOO? WHAT? Reporter: DO YOU GET TO MEET THE DOGS? YES

Reporter: WHAT IS THAT LIKE? CUTE DOGS Reporter: LOTS OF CUTE DOGS WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING IN A TRUCK LIKE THIS? I FORGET Reporter: IT IS BUSY WHEN YOU ARE OUT THERE WE HAVE ANGIE HERE, SHE ALSO GOT STARTED HERE

TELL ME WHAT IT HAS BEEN LIKE WORKING ON A TRUCK LIKE THIS? IT IS SO MUCH FUN IT IS SUPER FUN TO TAKE OUR EMPLOYEES OUT TO A COMMUNITY AND HAVE THEM BE PARTS — PART OF EVERYTHING AND PRACTICE THEIR SOCIAL AND WORK SKILLS IT HAS BEEN REWARDING FOR US Reporter: DO YOU FIND PEOPLE CONNECT WITH THE DOG TREATS OR THE STORY OF YOUR EMPLOYEES? BOTH I THINK PEOPLE APPRECIATE THE FACT WE TAKE THEM INTO THE COMMUNITY AND SHARE THEIR TALENTS

WE GET TO BE PART OF THEIR FAMILY WITH OUR PETS THAT'S FUN FOR US Reporter: WHO IS FINLEY? FINLEY IS A RESCUED GERMAN SHEPARD SHE IS THE PROFESSIONAL TASTE TESTER SHE IS THE LOVE OF OUR LIFE AND THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE WHOLE THING

Reporter: I LOVE IT WHERE CAN PEOPLE GET THE TREATS? AT FOOD TRUCK FESTIVALS AND ONLINE AT FINLEY'S BARKERYCOM Reporter: I KNOW IT IS A YEAR AND A HALF OLD BUT IT IS DOING REALLY WELL AN AWESOME TRUCK WITH AN AWESOME STORY

NO QUESTION ABOUT IT GETTING PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A JOB, GETTING FOLKS MORE OF THE SAME JUST NOT AS BREEZY GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY IT TODAY FOR OUR FOOD TRUCK SEGMENT WE ARE NOT SHOWCASING A TREAT FOR US

I'M FURIOUS ABOUT THIS IT IS FOR DOGS THE IDEA IS THAT YOUR DOG DESERVES THE BEST PROPER NUTRITION, DELICIOUS TREATS FINLEY'S BARKERY IS BRINGING IN HEALTHY SNACKS

GREAT NAME KYLIE IS LIVE AT THE WCCO PLAZA AT FINLEY'S BARKERY FOOD TRUCK WITH MORE GOOD MORNING Reporter: GOOD MORNING WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT DOG TREATS

THEY ARE MADE WITH HUMAN INGREDIENTS YOU COULD COME OUT HERE AND SAMPLE THEM WE HAVE KYLIE WITH US FROM FINLEY'S BARKERY GOOD MORNING TELL ME HOW YOU GOT STARTED

WE LAUNCHED A YEAR AND A HALF AGO SIX MONTHS INTO THE BUSINESS WE REALIZED WE WANTED TO FIND A BETTER WAY TO CONNECT TEAM MEMBERS WITH THE COMMUNITY SINCE PETS ARE BECOMING FAMILY, WHAT BETTER WAY THAN CREATING A DOG TREAT TRUCK TO BRING TREATS TO PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY Reporter: THIS HAS A LOT TO DO WITH FINDING A PERFECT TREAT FOR YOUR PET AND ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH YOU THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY WITH TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF TALENTS THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED

WE ARE TALKING AT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WE REALIZED AS FORMER TEACHERS WHY NOT BRING THE COMMUNITY TO THEM IT SERVES MULTIPLE PURPOSES Reporter: WHAT IS THAT LIKE FOR YOU WHEN YOU GET OUT THERE AND SEE PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE AND YOU WORKED WITH FOR YEARS INTERACTING AND WORKING AND PEOPLE ENJOYING THE TREATS IT IS SUPER COOL

PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR PET'S TREATS WHEN THEY REALLIZE THE STORY BEHIND IT IT IS ALL ENCOMPASSING WE ARE COMMUNITY DRAFT — CRAFTED FROM START TO FINISH Reporter: WHO IS FINLEY? A RESCUED GERMAN SHEPARD SHE IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE COMPANY AS WELL AS THE PROFESSIONAL TASTE TESTER

Reporter: THAT'S WHY IT IS SO SUCCESSFUL ABSOLUTELY Reporter: I LOVE IT WE HAVE A WORKER HERE WITH US ALLY

GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING Reporter: THIS IS YOUR FIRST JOB WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT? THIS DOG TREAT PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREATS

Reporter: DO YOU LIKE WORKING HERE? YES Reporter: IS IT FUN TO SEE THE DIFFERENT DOGS? YES I LOVE DOGS Reporter: I LOVE DOGS, TOO DO YOU LIKE THE BIG OR LITTLE ONES? BOTH

Reporter: ABSOLUTELY WE HAVE ANGIE HERE WITH US THIS MORNING, AS WELL ANOTHER TEACHER GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING

Reporter: TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN LIKE FOR YOU AS A TEACHER FROM WORKING IN THE CLASSROOM TO OUT IN A FOOD TRUCK IT HAS TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT IT HAS BEEN SO ENJOYABLE SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE FORMER STUDENTS FROM THIRD GRADE FOR ME IT HAS BEEN AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THEM GROW FROM A THIRD GRADER INTO AN ADULT AT 25 YEARS OLD

Reporter: WONDERFUL TELL US QUICKLY WHERE WE CAN FIND YOUR TREATS WWWFINLEYSBARKERYCOM

Reporter: CONGRATULATIONS WE LOVE THE TREATS AND THE IDEA BEHIND IT IT IS A COOL STORY

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