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One may ask why it took us so long to include César (aka Cez) and Greg in Abbie & Rose Projects. After all, we’ve been following each other since the beginning! Fear one might say… 🙂 Working in finance and advertising, two childhood friends who partnered to launch “le Comptoir Volant” – a Lille-based foodtruck (“French” side of the Franco-Belgian origins of Abbie & Rose). We leave it to them – you will soon understand what “achieving your goals with a carefree spirit” means!

Pictures: Benoit Do Quang

Video: Lea.brussels

THE INTERVIEW*

12 QUESTIONS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR MEN WITH A PROJECT
*translated from the original French version by Abbie & Rose

First of all – and most importantly: What is your favourite emoji?

Greg: the Burger emoji of course! 🍔
Cesar: not surprising ahah!

How would you describe yourselves in a few words?

Cesar: We are two childhood friends and we’ve decided to get married professionally 3 years ago to spend as much time as possible together…. We are both passionate about good products – I mean, I like to cook them and Greg likes to eat them!
Greg: Ahahah, you’re stupid but that’s not wrong. I am hungry now that you mention it…

Ok, so… tell us how your close friends would describe you in a few words?

Cesar: They would say we’re really nice, fun and clever and our trucks make the best burgers in the world. Which wouldn’t be that much of an exaggeration.
Greg: I couldn’t say better.

Tell us more about your project… How did you get there?

Cesar: Greg was a finance auditor, I was in the advertising industry. Both of us were very keen to become entrepreneurs. The foodtruck was a great way to start.

Today, we have two trucks that go around the Lille area at 12 different spots (www.comptoirvolant.fr) and we participate in almost 200 events per year. The Comptoir Volant catering is also at weddings, birthdays as well as big company events.

Regarding the products, our thing is the beef. We’ve selected a little limousin cow farm from the North of France that produces the best burger meat ever for us. Tasty, perfectly seasoned and so tender… Our burgers and tartars come with fresh and home-cut French fries topped with our delicious homemade mayonnaise.

Greg: There are now 8 full-time people in the Comptoir Volant family. It may be what we’re the proudest of, and it’s only the beginning!

But what is your secret?

Cesar: Our partnership is a real success. A perfect complementarity, a lot of affection and a complete trust towards each other. A marriage of true, I told you!
Greg: We can kiss in front of you if you like?
Cesar: Calm-down, it’s a metaphor.

Do you have a fun story to tell us about your project?

Cesar: Tons of them! 3 years ago, when we went to pick up the first truck, we cried – but not out of joy… We were afraid. What were we going to do with this chippy?
Greg: That’s so true, I remember our first service, I wanted to run away.

So, don’t lie – you can’t work all the time. What do you do to take your mind off work?

Cesar: I call Greg to go for drinks!
Greg: You’re not thirsty, by the way?

Who did you want to be when you were young?

Cesar: Cook!
Greg: Football player

And… Did it work out?

Cesar: Kind of for me! Not that much for Greg – but too much green and healthy food, you wouldn’t stand it.

Do you have any other dreams?

Cesar: Enrol in Koh Lanta {French TV show}
Greg: My biggest dream already came true: eat burgers for free everyday.
Cesar: And work with me!
Greg: And wear Abbie & Rose everyday.

And now, what do you need to reach the very top?

Cesar: Moonboots?
Greg: Ahah! That was a very bad joke.

Finally, what advice would you have given yourself ten years ago?

Cesar: If I were able to travel through the time and get to talk to myself? I would clearly have given myself all the sports bets and lottery results for the next 10 years to come. Like in “Back to the Future”.
Greg: Cez is crazy about “Back to the Future”…


TO KNOW MORE
ABOUT “LE COMPTOIR VOLANT”

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