This is Mike Belmont...
(Mike Belmont - Jax Hardy) "My cousin Tanna and I started talking about this...hold on...sausage, sausage and bacon...thank you."
And he -- along with Tanna -- is doing good business with Jax Hardy -- a food truck they both started up this year. Top sirloin roast beef piled high and done right...that is the goal, and the outcome here at Jax Hardy. Mike is a Minot native who spent the last 20 years in the Twin Cities...but came back this year to start this mobile food business. You'll see Jax Hardy around town almost every day...many times parked outside of businesses dishing up breakfast, lunch or dinner to people there...and to anyone who stops by.
(Mike Belmont - Jax Hardy) "Our specialty is top sirloin roast beef. We do several variations on that and our breakfast is pretty simple. Sausage egg and cheese or bacon egg and cheese or top sirloin egg and cheese on a toasted roll."
The menu is small...being a food truck...but extremely tasty -- take it from me your food critic for the day. If you see them, give them a try...or contact Mike at 701-818-2102 to see where they are parked that day.
At Tires Plus in Minot a remodeling project has led to the opening of a new business for Jarid Lundeen. Lundeen runs Tires Plus...and recently opened up more space to the south...bringing new garages into the mix. That shifted the tire stockpile here -- and prompted the opening of Berkley Wholesale. He says the business will supply tires to companies all around the region.
(Jarid Lundeen - Berkley Wholesale) "It is there...it is operational...I think next year we will see more of it coming online. Cenexs...small town dealers...our dealers here in Minot.
Lundeen says the plan is to do the same thing in Bismarck -- another Tires Plus location under his ownership.
With Business Beat for this Thursday, I'm Perry Olson.