The Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled Bali’s economy has forced some people to see alternative opportunities and seize them.
Ricky Aditya, a young man from Singaraja, started a culinary business from a mobile van.
He started this business with three of his friends three months ago. From Tuesday to Sunday, four young people open stalls in classic Volkswagen cars on Jalan Kartini Singaraja Street, in front of the Dinas Pekerjaan Umum Pemerintah Kabupaten Buleleng office, and are open from 08:00 to 20:00.
Ricky’s car has been modified for cooking toasts. There are various cooking utensils inside the car.
“I borrowed this car from my uncle, who turned out to have several Volkswagen cars,” says Riki Aditya.
Riki Aditya says that the idea to start this business came to him because he wanted to have his income. Moreover, in the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, he does not want to burden his parents with requests for pocket money. Riki Aditya is still studying online at the Institute of Business and Technology (STIKOM Jimbaran) and wants to fill his spare time with productive pursuits.
The toasts were chosen for sale because it is easy to make them. All groups of buyers from small to large are interested in them.
The guys’ brand called Hai Truck offers at least 10 types of toast with dozens of toppings options. The price of one portion of toast is from 15 thousand to 20 thousand rupees.
“The monthly turnover can reach 30-40 million rupees. There are positive reviews, there are repeat orders, there are many who have just heard about us,” adds Riki Aditya.
“We want to become more creative and push ourselves to work harder. This pandemic gives us space to be creative,” concluded the young businessman.