Most popular item: Pulled Pork Nachos
Favorite event: Roots N Blues N BBQ
Fontella Henry, owner of Big Daddy’s BBQ, started Big Daddy’s BBQ food truck six years ago after her retirement. “We come from a family of barbecuers — my uncle had a barbecue restaurant for 30 years in St. Louis,” Henry says.
Henry and her husband previously owned Lloyd’s Rib House, a barbecue restaurant downtown in the early ’90s. Big Daddy’s BBQ is kind of a resolution to having to sell their previous restaurant years ago, she says.
Along with the food truck, they have a brick-and-mortar restaurant they built two years after starting the food truck. The restaurant is mostly carry-out, and they offer a more extensive menu.
The biggest challenge with owning a food truck, according to Henry, is that it’s a smaller area, so they can’t offer everything they have at their brick-and-mortar site, which can confuse customers.
Her favorite part of the business? Meeting and socializing with her customers.
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