Running a Successful Food Truck Business

jerrod cline of bub-b-que food truck in frederick maryland

About Jerrod Cline and Bub-B-Que

On this week’s podcast, we’re joined by Jerrod Cline of Bub-B-Que, a food truck based in Frederick, Maryland. Jerrod was the 2nd guest we had on the podcast way back in Dec 2019. The food world, and the world in general, has changed so much in two years. I wanted to get Jerrod back on the show and hear how things have changed for him.

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On This Week’s Podcast

From rising food costs to pivoting, we talk about running a food truck in the year 2022. Jerrod talks about how he’s changed his menu, and what he thinks about competition. He discusses some tricks to keeping his food cost in check, and how he keeps the money coming in during the cold winters.

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Drew Pumphrey of The Smoking Swine BBQ Truck

the chefs without restaurants podcast with drew pumphrey of the smoking swine bbq food truck in baltimore maryland

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On this episode we have Drew Pumphrey. Drew is the owner of The Smoking Swine BBQ and smoked meats emporium. His food truck is based out of Baltimore, Maryland, and services the surrounding areas. He recently began working on a brick and mortar restaurant, which is currently operating on limited hours, but will be fully operational soon. 

In this episode:

·         BBQ

·         Food truck life

·         His appearance on the Guy Fieri  show Diners, Drive-Ins’ and Dives

·         Guerrilla marketing

·         Hospitality, customers and customer service

·         Not overthinking it

·         Vegetarian BBQ

Favorite Culinary Tool: Continuous Feed Robot Coupe Food Processor

Recommended Book: Setting the Table by Danny Meyer and Burn the Ice by Kevin Alexander

Favorite Chefs: Guy Fieri and Jesse Sandlin




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Outro music provided by podcast guest Dylan Ubaldo (check out Toyomansi)