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Meet Randall Kapuno of Blitz Boba in Las Vegas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Randall Kapuno.

Randall, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
In high school I was a very social person. Always got in trouble for talking too much. I was voted most spirited and was prom king. Right out of high school I went to college and got hired at my first job, Apple. I was a salesperson and a technician. After a few years of Apple, I realized that school was not working out for me and as great of a job I was in I knew I did not want to just work in a mall.

I’ve always told myself I have no special talents. I can’t draw, not really creative, etc. Just a video game nerd who hangs out with his friends. So I sat myself down and analyzed how I grew up and the type of person I am. I realized that I was a natural born entrepreneur!

When I was in elementary school I asked for a $20 claw game machine that had plastic toys in it from my Grandma for Christmas. I brought it to my family Christmas party and cashed out $32 in quarters from my cousins that literally fell in line to play. My aunts & uncles made fun of me because I just sat on the couch watching from a distance. I LOVE video games & when I was 12 I asked my Dad for his PayPal account. I sold my first video game account for $362. I would buy and sell accounts which started my flipping side. I noticed I loved to haggle.

Fast forward to post realizations, I started thinking of business ideas when I came up with a boba truck! We’re still the only company in Las Vegas with a Boba Truck. Although we’re the only one, our success was not easily achievable.

We just past our 3rd year anniversary and can excitedly say we have amazing growth year after year.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’m a big believer that any successful business has to go through some type of struggle to really make it.

We started the company with very little capital after paying for our truck and supplies. It was very hard finding reliable places to park your truck as you grow clientele. Working around city laws, being respectful to other trucks/restaurants & trying to be in a prime location almost always conflict. You would think being in Vegas allows us to park on the Strip but unfortunately it’s almost impossible.

I signed up to be a boba truck owner and quickly realized how important it is to be a mechanic at the same time. I never knew how to do an oil change but after our 3rd time breaking down on the freeway and getting the truck towed, I was forced to learn proper maintenance and how everything works under the hood.

One of the hardest lessons was thinking I can do it ALL myself. Being a solo entrepreneur takes on every single role. Marketing, accounting, head chef, creative design, legal & in my case, a mechanic. I learned to let go of the areas I am weak in and accept help from my now fiancé, Tricia Pineda. She’s been a huge contributor to the success of Blitz Boba and without her and a few others none of this would be possible.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Blitz Boba – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Aside from being the only Boba Truck we were one of the first companies to really brand gaming and a retro 8-Biit style design. People know us as the loud, cool truck that always plays music. I personally like to take a more human approach to business. Not like a traditional hotel where you have to treat your guests like you’re at a service to them, but simply talking to our customers as friends hanging out at your house. I love that we can be transparent with our customers & show who we really are on our social media while giving that same vibe when they visit the truck at different events.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
The start of our 3rd year has really been booming and we couldn’t be more grateful. I don’t want to give any spoilers but let’s just say we’re looking for a nice “home” to park Betty, our Boba Truck.

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The pic with 4 drinks as well as the full team pic was shot by ig @chris.chinn.

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