My name is Marcus and I own Moore Crunch. How did I get here? Well, here's the thing.
I have autism and didn't like that I couldn't take care of myself without the help of my parents. They love me and I love them but I'm also trying to live on my own and fit in where I can. I had been working as a night stock clerk because it was the only job I could get. I had severe social anxiety and that along with autism just didn't seem like I was going to be able to get promotions or things like that.
I decided to find another job and got hired at a different grocery store. This time, I was working during the day and they actually taught me things so I could be better at my job and part of the team. Even though that was great, I knew I would never be hired as a supervisor or manager because of my autism. I went to my parents and told them I wanted to start a business so I could take care of myself. I tried painting, crafting and other things but it didn't feel right.
One day I was gobbling up some pretzels and wanted to make them taste better. My parents were like, "what do you think about starting a pretzel business?" I made some pretzels and they were just ok. I switched up some things and came up with my own process and recipes. My mom got me a booth at a local farmers market and Moore Crunch was born.
I am currently working at the grocery store and running Moore Crunch. It's a lot but so much fun. I have met very nice people that don't laugh at me or make me feel like I'm weird. My plan is to grow Moore Crunch so I can hire others that are like me and we can make money to take care of ourselves better.
Thank you for your support of my business and I hope you like the pretzels..