Like many of us, Michigan-based entrepreneur Terence Jackson, Jr. observed that Amazon, GrubHub and other delivery-based services were changing the way we live--and for the deliverers, how they make money. But unlike many of us, he came up with a unique way to participate in this economy. "These companies made life easier for people and created economic growth worldwide," Jackson told The Detroit News, "and I wanted in."
Jackson's novel idea was to deliver an entertaining experience, not a product. To that end he acquired a 53-foot semi-truck trailer--and converted it into a mobile bowling alley with an elevated lounge area.
Some design concessions had to be made; Jackson went with 25-foot lanes in order to leave room for the lounge, and used lighter 3-pound bowling balls to compensate. But the alley still features automatic ball return and automatic scoring for the two lanes, as well as customer-controlled lighting, temperature and stereo system and an 80-inch flatscreen.
Jackson named the business Luxury Strike Bowling, and he operates within a 30-mile radius of the company's home base in Southfield, Michigan (outside of the radius costs extra). Rental packages start at $500 for two hours. You can learn more here.