In 1978, Bert began making old fashioned fudge in Charlotte, NC. The Fudge Place, which he called our company, sold his fudge at flea markets and other special events around the south. There were not as many festivals like there are now, but he did what he could to make this work.
In 1986, Bert transitioned from fudge to Spiral Fries and a Coke! This worked extremely well for him, but he still had a long way to go to make a living. Soon he knew the special event world was the right place to transition into. He worked on selling at any festival possible.
In 2005, Bert met the love of his life Teresa and they have been married since 2009. Bert and Teresa purchased a food trailer which was an addition to their soft serve vintage Gazebo, along with colorful carnival style street signs. They have built the business to what it is today. They participate in festivals with tent set ups. Most importantly they are a family business and work together with their son Caleb and his wife Abbey. From time to time their other 4 children, spouses, and grandkids join in to help build the business and have fun in the process.
Since the disappearance of festivals due to the pandemic they set up on a rented lot located in Manakin Sabot, Virginia. However, now in 2021 they have set there sites back to the festival and event circuit route. If you are interested in booking them please use the contact page for inquires. Bringing festival foods local events is a pure joy and they hope to see you soon!
1978, Bert making old fashioned fudge in Charlotte, NC.