Today we’d like to introduce you to Dillon Farmer.
Hi Dillon, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My wife and I started as self-proclaimed “foodies.” We traveled a lot, finding unique eateries and helping promote many small businesses and companies. Two particular restaurants inspired our concept of burgers and beignets. One was Cafe Beignet in New Orleans. The first bite we ever took of a beignet was a cathartic experience, and from that point on, we visited many different places that had beignets on the menu. Two was Mac’s Local Eats, which is located in St. Louis. We have always been Smashburger fans, but something about a Mac’s burger changed burgers for us forever. The juicy interior and the crispy edge exterior were something we wanted to achieve, and after about a year of cooking burgers every day, we finally figured it out. After we felt confident in our food, we purchased a food trailer and the rest is history.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Starting in March 2020 was no easy go. We have pretty much been operating in a pandemic since opening. Social distancing in our line, contactless processes, operating as a drive-thru and having several close calls with employees being in contact with Covid made things difficult but not impossible. I would say starting with the hard challenges has really helped us as restrictions have eased. We are better now because of them.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Two Farmers Burgers and Beignets?
We are a food truck specializing in smashburgers and beignets. We are known for our thin and juicy smashburgers with a crispy edge on the patties. We are also popular for the bacon jam we serve, which is purchased from Midwest Fresh, a small business from Marion Indiana. Our beignets set us apart as it is such a unique pairing with the burgers. Most people do fries, we do beignets. What sets us apart is the care we put into our food. Food is always made to order and all products are fresh. Any food that has to be carried over to the next day is simply discarded. We only want to serve the best to our customers. What people need to know about us is that we put our heart into our food and want every customer to have a unique experience when they finally get to try.
Who else deserves credit in your story?
There are so many people to mention. We thank God for blessing us with the right opportunities to lead us to doing this. He has blessed us along the way and, with lots of prayers, has made this a very fruitful endeavor for us. Our families. They have always supported Chloe and I in any of our crazy ambitions. They have huge faith in whatever we decide to take on and that is the kind of encouragement we need when we take new leaps in life.
Other food truck owners and restaurant owners who helped us get everything started. These people have been around the industry for years, and they provided excellent insight before diving right in—our suppliers. Our meat is ground fresh daily by Josh Wagner. He is always making sure we have the best product to serve each day. Midwest Fresh is responsible for providing our bacon jam which is a huge fan favorite. Our helpers. We have so many young helpers who sacrifice their off days to help us serve. They fight the weather and heat every time we vend. Without extra hands, we simply could not serve—our fans and followers. We have so much support on social channels like Facebook and Instagram. Though they may not realize it, each like, share, comment, or special picture they post makes us happy and assures us even more about what we are doing.
- Double $6.50
- 3 Beignets $3.25
- Triple $8.50
- 5 Beignets $4.25
- Bacon Jam $1.25
- Instagram: @eattwofarmers
- Facebook: facebook.com/eattwofarmers