Name of business: Flip N Fry Mobile Catering
Type of business: Food trailer
Location: 4200 N. Golden State Blvd. in Turlock
Hours: Check Instagram and Facebook (@flipnfry209) for updated schedules daily
Contact information: 209-277-6248
Specialty: Freshly made burgers
History of business:
Pitman High School alum Mishael Moran was working as part of Sacramento’s food scene when COVID-19 changed life as we know it. When the pandemic caused his hours to be cut, he decided to move back to Turlock and become his own boss.
Moran opened his own catering company and portable food kitchen, Flip N Fry, last week, utilizing his knowledge of the restaurant industry to create a business which values quality over convenience. At Flip N Fry, Moran and his family-turned-coworkers grind their own beef for burgers and breads their own chicken for sandwiches — something Moran believes sets them apart from other lunch spots in town.
“Nothing is ever frozen. We make sure it’s fresh,” Moran said. “We’re trying to offer something you would find at a barbecue, taking things you would find at a burger joint and trying to upscale them. It’s nothing like other things you see around here.”
One of those unique items is Moran’s loaded fries, which can be topped with buffalo chicken, carne asada or even a fried egg, depending on the customer’s preference.
Eventually, Moran plans on staying busy by catering events like company parties and birthdays. He even hopes to serve food on high school campuses, like PHS, where he graduated from in 2011.
In the meantime, Flip N Fry is serving countless customers since celebrating a soft opening last weekend on Golden State Boulevard, in the same parking lot as Bliss Salon and Spa. He’s grateful for the opportunity, he said, which lets him partake in his one true passion: cooking.
“It’s crazy. I thought I was going to work for someone else and keep working in the restaurant industry,” Moran said. “I love cooking and my family has supported me the whole way.”