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Peking Duk Sample Snails In New Food Truck Biz Venture

22 August 2023 | 1:26 pm | Jessie Lynch

“The lightbulb moment came as we were watching a snail make its way across the backyard at 2am."

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In a surprising turn of events, Aussie duo Peking Duk has taken on an unusual challenge: launching a one-of-a-kind escargot food truck.

The audacious endeavour is part of a collaborative effort with MYOB, a leading business management platform, aimed at fostering business belief and encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Australia and New Zealand.

“We were sitting around our backyard Bunnings’ table at kick-ons one night wondering what weird and wonderful creation we could come up with, then it hit us. A food truck that serves escargot!” exclaimed one-half of Peking Duk, Reuben Styles.

“The lightbulb moment came as we were watching a snail make its way across the backyard at 2am. It is a bit left of centre, but the best ideas often are; you just need to give it a go and find out,” added Adam Hyde.

The artists responsible for certified bangers such as High, Fire and Take Me Over will also be calling on Aussies to help them bring the snail truck to life by choosing the name and the menu. Here’s a snapshot of a couple of items on the menu:

  • Classic French Escargot with garlic and herb butter

  • Escargot Spaghettini with black truffle, butter emulsion, parsley and parmesan

  • French Brioche featuring escargot and slaw salad with black sesame dressing, coriander, chilli, cabbage and snow peas

MYOB Paul Robson said of the pair’s latest venture, “Adam and Reuben were a great choice to tackle this challenge and to help unleash Aussie business potential. Their willingness to put themselves out there and go for it with their musical careers makes them true MYOBelievers. While they’re renowned for their musical exploits the pair also have entrepreneurial roots.”

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Adam and Reuben were owners of a Melbourne bar Talk to Me from 2018 to 2020; they have also established a strong business profile for themselves selling branded clothing and other merch.

“We’ve had our fair share of business successes and failures over the years, including the time we tried to sell hoodies in Darwin. We may as well have been selling ice to penguins on that occasion, but the good decisions have far outweighed the bad. It was an opportunity to learn and improve for next time,” said Styles.

To see how Peking Duk is bringing the wild idea to life and to cast your vote on the Peking Duk escargot food truck business name and menu items, head to the Backyard Boardroom series.