How We Became Smoking Hot
Smoking Hot Cigars was founded in February 2015 when Greg, (a lover of fine cigars), and Margie (who worked her way through college waiting tables and tending bar), were having dinner on a wintry evening. The all too familiar discussion of owning a cigar lounge came up, and out of nowhere, Margie poses the question to Greg…what about a cigar truck? We grabbed a napkin, changed it from a truck to a trailer, and scratched out the business plan for a new concept of bringing the cigars to where people smoke them.
Tastefully adding the concept of “smoking hot girls” to sell, cut, and light your cigars was a natural. Our idea was to be partners with various charities by joining them at golf tournaments, motorcycle events, and any other venue that thought we could add value to their efforts, and give back to them a portion of our proceeds.
After bouncing the idea off of Paul (one of my poker and cigar smoking pals) and his wife Sarah, they not only thought it was clever, but they wanted in. So we partnered up and pulled the mobile humidor up to our first event on June 1st, and it was a hit!