Catering & Events GuidelinesThanks so much for thinking of Sidecar for your event! Before we get going with all the fun stuff, there are some nitty gritty details you need to know…
The Sidecar Truck
While we would love to bring our vintage, red truck to every catered event, our old gal can only party so often. So, in order for the actual truck to make an appearance, there is a $500 minimum food & beverage charge. If your order does not total $500, you will need to make up the difference (for example, if your order total comes to $300, we would charge you an additional $200 for the use of the truck). Staffing and additional charges are considered separate from the $500 minimum.
The truck is only available for appearances within a 10-15 mile radius of our storefront at 270 E. 17th Street in Costa Mesa. For events located outside a 10-15 mile radius of our storefront, please inquire about options and additional costs.
There is a $75/hour staff fee associated with truck bookings. In addition to the event time, each booking requires 1 hour of prep and 1 hour of breakdown staffing costs.
Truck appearances require a deposit of 50% of your order estimate at the time of booking. Balance is due day of the event.
Catering without the truck
If you are only interested in us for our doughnuts and coffee (and not the truck!), our minimum catering order is 6 dozen doughnuts.
Unfortunately we do not deliver, so all non-truck catering orders must be picked up in our store.
We do not offer non-truck ordering outside of our normal business hours of 6:30am - 4:00pm.
If you are interested in an extra special experience, our team can come out to your special occasion and fry/prepare doughnuts on-site. Please inquire about pricing and availability.
There is a flat $75 staffing fee associated with all non-truck catering orders.
Non-truck catering orders require a 50% deposit of your order estimate at the time of booking. Balance is due at pick-up. Orders $500 and under require payment in full at time of order confirmation.
All catering and special events must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Deposits are due upon booking confirmation. If you are interested in a last minute booking, management approval will be needed and payment in full will be due upon order confirmation.
Any catering orders during the hours of 6:30am - 12:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday require approval by the management, and due to our high storefront traffic during these times, it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate any events during these dates/times.
All catering and special orders are based on availability. We will always do our very best to accommodate you, but if we are already booked or there is another event scheduled the same day as yours, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to get to everyone!
Our menu changes often depending on ingredient availability and seasonal flavors. If you are interested in a flavor that is not offered at the time of your event, we require a minimum of 6 dozen doughnuts in order to accommodate special preparations. Special flavors must be confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to event/pick-up.
All flavors must be selected from the current menu offered at the storefront at the time of your event. Final flavor selection is due at least 1 week in advance of event/pick-up.
For all catered events we are happy to include supplies such as napkins, cups, coffee stirrers, sugar packets, etc.
Catering orders and truck bookings must be cancelled a minimum of 1 week in advance, at which point a refund of the deposit will be processed. If cancellation is made less than 1 week ahead of the scheduled pick-up/event, the deposit or any payments made will be forfeited.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com. We are here and happy to help however we can!