Father Tanners Food Truck
Father Tanners Food Truck stands as an exception in today’s fast-paced world of instant gratification. Growing up working hard at making sandwiches by hand taught him the value of hard work; his passion for food has persisted through life and allowed him to build his business from the ground up and become one of today’s successful entrepreneurs.
Tanner was raised alongside five siblings in a two-bedroom house on Woodall Street in Benson with his parents, never going without food or baseball cleats for season. Although not popular among peers, he managed to perform well academically while maintaining close ties to both his mother and father.
Tanner returned home after college to work at his father’s sandwich shop. While there, he met Becky – his future wife. Soon thereafter they married shortly afterwards and have three children: D.J. Joey and Michelle – although their personalities can sometimes clash; as a whole family they seem to work well together running Full House Deli restaurant together.
Though The Show portrays the Tanners as an upper middle class family, they work multiple jobs to provide for their children. Ray earns around $15,000 delivering bread annually while mom manages her store while searching for part-time employment so she can spend quality time with her children.
Tanner and Becky not only operate the deli, but they also own two other restaurants: Wake ‘n Bakin serves breakfast while Red Shed Smokehouse provides BBQ. Customers love Red Shed’s delicious smoked meats!
Tanner credits his success to his family’s support as well as to his management team – including his brother, college roommate, and several high school classmates who serve as managers across his locations.
Tanner’s passion was USC baseball. He always displayed his dedication and never believed that losing to LSU meant that they couldn’t make the College World Series; he firmly believed everything would eventually even out. Tanner was an invaluable motivation and leader to his team; additionally he used works like The Thankful Poor as an artistic way of representing African-American culture in an appropriate manner.