The Burnside News Business of the Year Awards
Soups on the Move is a trailer-based vendor serving up healthy, homemade fare to...
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Sherryl Campbell shows off her most recent Burnside Business of the Year Award next to her Soups on the Move mobile eatery.
Soups on the Move is a trailer-based vendor serving up healthy, homemade fare to busy, Burnside lunch crowds. Owner Sherryl Campbell has single-handedly operated the popular mobile eatery — which steers away from predictable fare like burgers and poutine — for over two years.
“I’ve been focusing on healthy food [like] sandwiches that are made-to-order,” Campbell says. “I’m still pretty fast though, because I start every morning prepared… There’s such a high concentration of people here who need lunch [and] don’t want to drive too far away for something to eat.”
Soups on the Move is the winner of this year’s Burnside News Business of the Year Award in the Hospitality (under 10 employees) category. Campbell also won the award in 2011 and was nominated again in 2012. She’s thrilled to receive the award again this year.
“I feel really good about it,” Campbell says. “Voting for me was like showing your confidence in my business and saying that others should take note. My customers think enough of it to vote and it kind of validates what I’m doing.”
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Because Soups on the Move operates everyday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Campbell says she won’t be able to attend the ceremony.
“I don’t have anyone to cover for me and I can’t leave my customers high and dry!”
She reiterates pride for being honoured and is determined to show customers her gratitude.
“I post my menu everyday on Facebook and I also posted that I was nominated. I told them that if I did win it would be a week of free cookies,” laughs Campbell. “To sweeten the pot, I said that I would volunteer to give a biscuit demonstration. A lot of people seem to like my tea biscuits so I’m going to figure out how to teach them to make their own!”