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October 29, 2013

Slop on Top

International fare on board food truck

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Slop on Top is Mattax’s brainchild. The tech savvy entrepreneur earned his master’s degree in computer science in 2003 from Ball State University. He founded his Indianapolis software development firm, Foxio, in 2012, at about the same time he began to explore making Slop on Top a reality.

“I’ve been blessed with many talents,” said Mattax, 35. “I’m not what anyone would call a traditional guy.”

About two years ago, Mattax acquired the truck that would become Slop on Top, digging into savings to do it. He eventually incorporated a little crowdfunding via Indiegogo, building both awareness and clientele in the process.

“I built it all myself,” Mattax said. He outfitted the truck with gas cooking equipment, fridges, generator, storage and more. Finally, Mattax hired Indianapolis-based muralists Fabcrew to work a little of their graffiti-style street art magic on the truck. All the while, Mattax was trying out recipes, and inviting friends to beta test his creations.

“I love to cook, every recipe is my own creation,” said Mattax. “It’s a real adventure for me.”

In March, Slop on Top rolled for the first time, opening up the serving window at a likely spot near Ball State University in Muncie. It was the city’s first food truck.

“Every day, more and more people hear about it,” said Mattax.

Mattax brought Hinds on board to handle the day-to-day operation of Slop on Top. Hinds has worked in the restaurant industry for years, much of it in the Chicago area.

Slop on Top is still rolling while the weather holds. It’s easiest to spot during lunch hours in Muncie near the BSU campus, but it’s no stranger to Anderson now on Food Truckin’ Thursdays. As the weather gets cooler and cooler with winter’s approach, Hinds said they’ll be focusing more on catering and serving local businesses.

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