• Full Battle Rattle Deli

    Now serving at Denver's American Legion Post 1

Come visit us at our new home at the American Legion Post 1

Tuesday through Friday from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

All are welcome to stop by for lunch, and enjoy some great eats.

Same great sandwiches, just a different location.

5400 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80222 map

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* Please note that Tuesday’s schedule may change due to weather. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

How to Support FBRD

This past year, Michael Gropper started a business, Full Battle Rattle Deli, a food truck that, in his own words, is a “vehicle for change” and the nonprofit Culinary Arts Boot Camp. The goal is to teach and certify veterans for food industry skills through on the job training in the food truck and get jobs in the industry.

Mike has poured his heart, soul, and life savings into the truck. He is still going out there every day to feed the hungry at churches, shelters, hospitals. He needs the funds both to keep the truck operating and pay for his own living expenses.

As noted above, this is no ordinary food truck, but a food truck with a mission. To lose this social enterprise, as a result of COVID-19 would be a big loss to the veteran community and the needy of Denver as a whole. In the short time that we have been in operation, we have touched many lives, started to build a strong client base. We were on the path to making the Food Truck a viable business, and the culinary arts program had just begun. All this has changed dramatically due to the present situation.

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Upcoming Special Events

Bill Daniels Center
1247 Santa Fe Dr, Denver map →
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Supporting veterans one sandwich at a time!

The Food

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69th Infantry – aka Grilled Rachel

Meatballs, parmesan cheese, and marinara sauce in a hero roll.

The Wise Guy – aka meatball sandwich

roast beef sandwich

The Lord of Flatbush – aka Italian

Give the gift of sandwiches and support Colorado Vets at the same time

How to Support Our Vets

Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans, is working to solve the problem of homeless vets in our community through the culinary arts and veterans supporting veterans.

This is no ordinary culinary program; it is one that supports homeless veterans and those in transition with free culinary training and the camaraderie and fidelity of fellow veterans. Working together and knowing the unique needs and background of veterans have, we can support their success and reintegration into the community.

Full Battle Deli supports Culinary Arts Boot Camp for Veterans 11-week culinary arts program with OJT training. When you support Full Battle Rattle deli, you support participants by providing them with the job skills needed to find gainful employment. 

Find out more about how you can support us by visiting our nonprofit website.

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