Friday, August 23, 2013

Waffles and Trucks

What a whirl wind morning! It started with a partner appreciation breakfast in the parking lot. Our executive team of Nabil (Mr No Stick), Shawn (Baconator) and I ( uhhhh I can't name myself) served up Waffles, Bacon, Coffee, Juice Fruit and Red Licorice(???).
It wasn't our first rodeo cooking in the parking lot but with two waffle makers and our DJ music system we kept blowing the fuse circuits, but we prevailed. Best waffle tip is when you add the bacon AS you add the batter to the waffle iron. Bacon gets trapped inside! Yumm.
Same time as the breakfast we decided to park all our trucks in a row and snap a couple of photos - then our came our costumes. It was kind of crazy for a while but we took a couple of cool shots. It was a fantastic way to end a week and get ready for the busy back to school season.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Howdy Partner


Today we welcome two more partners to the Lykki family.
Durning our Monday company wide "Luddle" (Lykki Huddle) we have a tradition where new partners are introduced and given a hat to wear all day. The only way to get rid of the hat is to ask another partner "what's my name". If they can't answer correctly then the new partner gives them the hat. It becomes quite a game and I guarantee it helps break the ice for everyone.
Tony was caught off guard and graciously accepted the hat from Lea Anne.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

There's no magic in this idea.

While driving thru Portland today I had to stop into Voodoo Doughnuts. It is a doughnut shop out of the ordinary. And that's a good thing.
I love businesses that take a regular or even boring industry and make it fun, memorable, unique and remarkable.
That's what Voodoo has done for doughnuts and as a result the lineup at 10am was out the door and down the block.
Nothing but ordinary is all I can say to describe the place as we finally ordered a maple glaze with full strips of bacon on top. Every doughnut was a work of art and topped or filled with some crazy concoction or mixture and the prices were $3-4 per doughnut. But damn our bacon maple was awesome.


Anyone can buy the ingredients and make a doughnut - or a cup of coffee or sell office supplies - so what makes some companies like Voodoo stand out? I think it's the passion to be unique, be different, be remarkable and wow their customers with something people didn't even know they wanted till it was presented to them. Again, we can buy a doughnut anywhere - but not a Voodoo Doughnut experience!

As Voodoo says... The magic is in the hole!