FREELAND, MI — Bad Wolf BBQ, a Freeland-based food truck, offers a popular layered barbecue parfait, extra cheesy mac and cheese, and award-winning brisket.
“My mac and cheese is made from scratch,” said Kathy Hetzner, who owns the food truck with her husband, Mike Hetzner. “I put eight different cheeses in it.”
The recipe is a secret, but Mike Hetzner said it includes cheddar, plus some unexpected cheeses.
“We sell quite a bit of mac and cheese, especially at the (Frankenmuth) food truck rally,” he said. “I think we go through almost 100 pounds of mac and cheese.”
Customers can choose to top it with pulled pork or brisket, with the latter being the most popular.
Another popular dish is the barbecue parfait, which Kathy Hetzner called “a layered barbecue delight.”
“We do pulled pork and then we do mashed potatoes, baked beans, some more pork, and then we top it off with our homemade mac and cheese and serve it in a clear cup so you can see all the layers,” she said. “We drizzle ours (the cup) with barbecue, and then we drizzle some on top, too, and we sprinkle it with some of our competition rubs.”
The nachos are another customer favorite.
“Our nachos are really popular. They’re big, so more than one person can eat it,” Kathy Hetzner said. “And we fry our own chips, too.”
The Hetzners, who started their barbecue business in 2008 and have been competing on a professional level since 2013, said their ribs, pulled pork, brisket, corn bread and other dishes have garnered more than 50 awards, some of which were national.
The Hetzners take pride in their food. Everything that comes out of their kitchen is “time consuming and made from scratch,” Mike Hetzner said.
Find the complete menu at badwolfbbq.net.
Bad Wolf BBQ also offers catering services. To see where the food truck is headed next, find Bad Wolf BBQ on Facebook.
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