Operating since late May, the sisters had the truck built in Portland to their specifications. A company there takes old UPS and FedEx trucks, breaks them down and rebuilds to new owners’ specifications. Magera found the company online and ordered their truck in April. “It’s because we serve everybody,” Hayes said. “We had all of our equipment ready to go,” Hayes said. “We were busy buying while the truck was being built. When it got here, our husbands and friends, we put everything in.”
“Some businesses ask us, ‘Hey, you want to come park here today?’ With the marina, they have a contract with the state, so we’re kind of a subcontractor. … That’s our only contract,” she said. She said where they locate each day is flexible.
Although their coffee is imported, most of their customers aren’t. That’s reflected in the All-American Coffee name for the business. “We’ll be at the Joseph High School this afternoon,” said Alicia Hayes, her sister and partner. “We’re fully mobile, so we go wherever we’re needed.”
The sisters’ daughters also are involved. “We also did this so we could have our girls with us in the summertime,” Hayes said. “My nieces started a little lemonade stand last year.” “She is our biggest fan and our biggest supporter,” Hayes said.
And then there’s Mom — Susan Roberts. Husbands James Hayes and Sam Magera, as well as longtime friends who operate plumbing and electric businesses, helped out.
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