So you know we love food here at The Morgan, and we know we have readers from more than NYC! So for our first southern stop we bring you the an award winning food truck, that now has an amazing store front "THE TWIST!" Located in Columbia South Carolina
Who are the minds behind The Twist SC?
I (Ken Walker) am the sole owner and operator behind The Twist SC.
How did you get your start? I initially got started in 2012 after I spontaneously just quit my lab job working at Otis Spunkmeyer
for 2 years. My boss came in and was complaining doing his normal rant and I just told him I’m done. I took my last 2 checks built a hot dog stand and started selling.
What did it take to get you to the point you are at today?
It took tough skin and a lot of failure to get to this point. My perseverance and attitude is what kept me focused along my path.
What is your customers favorite dish?
lol good question. I would have to say my Crab Cake Plate.
What advice would you give for anyone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
I would definitely say keep an open mind. You have to be willing to adjust and move with the situation. You should never compromise your integrity to achieve your goal. Trust the process.
How can people find you and get some of your amazing dishes?
They can find me on Snap: the Twist Sc
What are some of the next steps you will be taking in your business? Some of the next steps will be expansion of products and adding another location
Want can we expect to see next?
You can expect to see more new dishes as well as some more Fortune 500 Sponsorships.
Anything else you want to share with us?
I’m currently the only African American to win a National Food Truck Competition in the United States. I’m the only National Food Title holder here in Columbia SC. I’m currently marketing for 2 Fortune 500 Companies Sara Lee Bread & Arnold Bread.
I won the Thomas English Muffin Breakfast Battle in 2016 where we beat out all 50 states to win $25,000 to start my restaurant in 2017.