The bright purple food truck is owned by veterans near the Randolph Air Force Base.
SCHERTZ, Texas: Midwestern style barbecue that has been smoked with love, is something you’ll find at The Purple Pig BBQ.
“We’re not a traditional Texas barbecue. Both my wife and I are from the Midwest. It’s basically a different style,” said co-owner Demetric Herron. “We use pecan wood over traditional oak or mosque here in Texas. Our BBQ sauce is different. We have a little vinegar, with a slightly different flavor.”
Herron enlisted in the army and his wife, co-owner Cherise, joined the Air Force. Therefore, opening the truck at 537 Main Street, near Randolph Air Force Base, meant they could serve the community and care for those wearing the uniform.
“It’s also great to give them back. We want to make sure our food is perfect, A-1, when we serve our boys,” Herron said.
The food truck has grown so much, that it opens its first brick and mortar location.
“We made a leap of faith and started doing small events and things like that. Then it grew,” Herron said.
His success is behind his hospitality and, of course, his food.
“It’s basically barbecue in a cup. Take a walk in it. From the bottom up are baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, pork tossed, barbecue sauce, topped with potato salad,” Herron said. “We collect it just like a cocktail.”
“Our famous fish nachos: they’re nacho chips, nacho cheese with our smoked breast topped with jalapenos in our house barbecue sauce,” Herron said.
“What knows us in the Midwest (our rib tips. The edge tip) we use it, cut it into chunks and fry it with barbecue sauce,” Herron said.
We have to try it and expect the community to do the same.
“Probably one of the biggest joys we have is seeing how people enjoy our food,” Herron said.
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“Every day is a good day for barbecue,” Herron said.
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