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Honored to be Voted "Best Food Truck" in Maury County by our Followers!

We make everything "truckmade" from scratch including our Portuguese sweet buns, bbq sauce, sausage, etc... Our menu changes 

This is our story

Click on The Daily Herald's link below, for a detailed article about us being voted as the "Best Food Truck" in Maury County (written by Jay Powell).

https://www.columbiadailyherald.com/lifestyle/20190504/hearty-hog-smokes-competition-wins-for-best-food-truck



After two combat deployments to Iraq in 2004 and 2007, as a United States Marine Sergeant, the Hearty Hog's owner and his wife (co-owner) decided to move to Tennessee to start a new life.
In hopes to take advantage of the "American dream," they wanted to start a small business; however, the recession struck country, made it unfeasible at the time. Capitalizing on his military background, he got into law enforcement , while attending and graduating from Middle Tennessee University. He began smoking meats in 2008 as a therapeutic hobby, after his combat tours. As a Patrol Deputy he continued his hobby, experimenting with the art of "low and slow" cooked meats. Once he was satisfied with the BBQ, and receiving outstanding feedback from family and friends, he and his wife decided to start BBQ benefits for St. Jude, with all the raised money going directly to the Children's hospital. The support for St. Jude began after his wife ran her first half-marathon with the St. Jude Heroes running group in 2012. Following his passion, they began creating an innovative "outside the box" approach to traditional BBQ, igniting the dream of starting a business once again.
In 2016, they decided to start a BBQ food truck. Using his law enforcement co-workers, as "food samplers" during training events, he continued to gain positive feedback. His decision to follow his dream was solidified while catering for the Federal Bureau of Investigations Academy Associates, at the Carnton Plantation (Franklin, Tennessee). This was the largest group he ever cooked for, and during this event, several members told him that he was "in the wrong business," meaning law enforcement. This was the moment, that really sparked the fire for the Hearty Hog.
The Hearty Hog had it's first event at Czann's Brewery in Nashville, then began going to the Factory in Franklin, Asgard Brewery, The Faded Farmhouse, etc... The Hearty Hog makes everything "truck made" including their popular Portuguese recipe, they created from a Portuguese sweet bun recipe. They even make the sausage that goes in their smoked jalapeno poppers for their "Triple P " sammich and baked beans. The homemade sides (mac n' cheese, smoked bacon green beans, etc...), and desserts are also a truckmade favorite. Now the owners have an amazing following, and look forward to creating messy bbq sauce covered smiles across Middle Tennessee.

Our First Year

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Hearty Hog LLC

Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States

(615) 480-0292

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