There’s nothing else like it on the road. The BA BBQ food truck is 30 feet tall, 68 feet long, stretches 14 feet across for service, and has more than 170-square feet of grilling space.
The website calls it, “…One Bad @#$ Bar B Que.”
It’s mission: To bring a savory backyard cookout to large events and give customers a friendly experience.
The converted big rig is emblazoned with orange flames, longhorns, and a snarling bull wearing a chef’s coat. Where car-transport semi-trailers layer vehicles on like a three-tier wedding cake, the visionaries behind this massive mobile meal machine created a kitchen fit to feed a small army: Enough grills to churn out 4,000 hot dogs without stopping, and a custom wood-fueled smoker large enough for two whole hogs and 300 whole chickens.
“We wanted to stand out from everyone else,” says BA BBQ partner Anthony Romberger.
From conception until the truck rolled-out took three months. Romberger says there were no blueprints to study, and like perfecting that secret sauce, he and his partners relied on their own creativity.
“We wanted to turn it into a show,” Romberger said.
And if size matters, Romberger and his team have cornered bragging rights. BA BBQ claims to be the world’s largest mobile barbecue unit, although they plan to verify that with the Guinness World Records.
The BA BBQ truck plans to serve up its signature chicken, beef, ribs & pulled pork to people brave enough to endure wintery holiday weather near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Its Twitter page says, “Road trip south starts in January.”
The crew plans to make stops at Harley-Davidson dealerships along the East Coast and pull into the Florida State Fair in February and Daytona Beach Bike Week in March.