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Community Highlights: Meet David Herd of Breaking Bread BBQ

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Herd.

Hi David, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I have run restaurants my entire life and have always wanted to do my own thing. When the pandemic hit in 2020, I was laid off from my job in Minnesota and I decided that this was the perfect time to go for it so I sold my house, moved to Florida, and got started.

It was a much longer and more expensive process to get the truck up and running than I originally expected but we pushed through and made it happen!

I was lucky enough to have a family that was looking to invest in a business and was willing to put in the work to make it successful so I teamed up with my parents and made it a family business. My mom and I run the day-to-day on the truck and my dad does the accounting side of things on top of his other full-time job.

We have been extremely blessed with the ability to start this business and we look forward to serving our community for years to come!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was a very tough start for us as we had no name recognition, to begin with. about 6 months into the venture, we teamed up with Tampa Bay Food Trucks and we have been doing great ever since!

Now, we are so busy that the biggest challenge seems to be deciding which events will be the best to book.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Breaking Bread BBQ?
We are a family-run business that is dedicated to serving God and our community. We owe everything we have been blessed with to God and we try to give back whenever we can.

Our name, “Breaking Bread BBQ” is all about bringing people together around the dinner table. As divided as this country tends to be late, it’s hard, sometimes, to get along with everybody around you, but one thing that I find always brings people together is a great meal!

Sometimes, you just have to drop the political talk and all the other stuff that pulls us apart and break bread over some amazing food. And let’s be honest, you can’t get a better meal than some great BBQ!

What matters most to you?
Giving back to the community and making sure that when people choose Breaking Bread BBQ, they know that they are a part of that mission.

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