Starting an eggroll business

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by yofiona, May 10, 2006.

  1. yofiona

    yofiona New Member


    I have always wanted to start an eggroll business. My grandmother used to cater food while I was growing up and one of her best creations was grandma's eggrolls. Anybody have any ideas how I can go about doing this? I really need to make some money or else I would have to go back to work and leave my baby in daycare (which I can't really afford).

    I was thinking about maybe selling frozen eggrolls online or starting an online store. I gave so many people and company free samples of these delicious eggrolls and I have not heard a single person say it was bad. Instead everyone who has tried them said I can make a really good business because these rolls cannot be found anywhere.

    What do you guys think of this idea?
  2. aenixx

    aenixx New Member

    go for it yofiona...good fortune favors the bold
  3. yofiona

    yofiona New Member

    hello everyone,

    let me know if you want some free samples. all u have to do is pay for shipping. i want to see what you think.
  4. made2prosper

    made2prosper New Member

    I would LOVE some free samples! You definately should start this, I have never heard of such a business... and who doesn't like eggrolls?
  5. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    Perhaps if you built a website and created flyers, etc, you might get more attention. I would certainly be interested, as eggrolls are one of my favorites, and I don't believe I have heard of anyone doing what you're planning.

    You could then let people know what your costs to ship to different areas and how your product is handled and packaged. This may be a stupid question, but wouldn't the eggrolls defrost if you don't overnight ship or something?
  6. yofiona

    yofiona New Member

    Thanks for your input. made2prosper, you can email me your information so I can send you some free samples (

    WhitePhoenix, yes the eggrolls would have to be sent overnight. I probably will use dry ice and a styrofoam cooler to send. I haven't thought it through but there are ways to send to keep the eggrolls frozen.

    Actually I did have a website in the past but it was too hard for me to have this business while working full time. I recently thought of doing this business again because now I'm a stay at home mom and I need the extra income. I also want to do what I enjoy so I thought this idea would be the best fit for me.
  7. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    Well, good luck to you in your endeavor! I will make note of your email, and would certainly be interested in purchasing from you - then I don't have to make them myself! (I have made hundreds of them myself, but don't have the time lately, and I do so enjoy eating them!)
  8. Crafty Lass

    Crafty Lass New Member

    This might sound silly? But what are eggrolls? Are they like omelettes?

    I imagine all health and food safety regulations would have to be adhered to sending food.

    Sorry about my ignorance but in Australia Pavlova's are a good seller.[​IMG]
  9. gregriv69

    gregriv69 New Member

    It is very good and unique idea. I think, you will surely succeed. One should try the business which is known to him and I think as you have idea in catering food, you should opt this for business.
  10. Breezer

    Breezer New Member

    Crafty Lass,

    An eggroll is usually shredded cabbage,onion, celary, soy sauce, and either minced pork or beef . Everything gets put in an egg roll wrapper (4 1/2" by 5 1/2"). Then it is deep fried, atleast that is how I do it. I was reading other recipes online and some people wok fry the stuff before putting it in the wrapper.

    Here is a link to a picture and recipe. [​IMG]

  11. danbu1

    danbu1 New Member

    great idea! My wife is filipino and her family makes awesome mini eggrolls. if your idea takes off and you want to add varieties keep me in mind.

    I think you are on to something here. How would people prepare and how would you ship frozen? Would it still be cost effective?

    Good luck to you.
  12. aplina

    aplina New Member

    you could make avideo about how to make your grandmother eggrolls and sell it on ebay. l have some people doing it
  13. yofiona

    yofiona New Member

    danbu1, sorry it's just taken me over 2 years to respond. [​IMG] i totally forgot about my entry here at the work at home forum. well i did start the eggroll business but for now i just sell them local. the online ordering of these rolls will have to wait until i have my own shop. right now i'm just doing this business on the side. i do make varieties of eggrolls. my signature rolls are made with pork but i pretty much can customize them according to your needs. i've made vegetarian ones and seafood ones and even dessert ones. a few years ago for thanksgiving i made thanksgiving rolls (with ingredients on stuffing). all of my co-workers loved them. so dan, if you'd like to try some, just email me and i'll try to ship some to you.

    whitephoenix, i do have a website but i'll come back here to give you the info on that once the site is updated. it's under construction right now.
  14. Thaneeya

    Thaneeya New Member

    yofiona, how is your business doing? Which state are you in?
    In order to sell the eggroll, do you need to past food inspection? I would like to do start business also.
  15. conkiyu

    conkiyu New Member

    28 Dec 2009 06:40 - Attached on merging:
    Egg roll business

    I am in the process of getting my egg roll business online, does anyone have any suggestion on commercial kitchen rental cost? I need to find a commercial kitchen in order to get my license going. I also know that I need to take a "Food Management Course" ($85) to complete. I have the greatest recipe and think of getting a website for "Frozen Egg Rolls".

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