Homecooking at RJ's food truck
Rachel Griffith and Josh Hatfield opened RJ's food truck in July, and are now operating at the Wild Bleu boutique, brew and craft shop in downtown Madras.
"Josh and I have both worked in the restaurant industry, but not a food truck – but we always wanted to," said Griffith, adding, "He works full time in sales for New Basin Distillery and helps out here when he can."
Both Griffith and Hatfield grew up in Madras and both are graduates of Madras High School.
"All our food is made fresh every day, and we use all local food – like Oregon Beef," she said.
RJ's main menu is an assortment of pulled pork dishes including: pulled pork sandwiches, a "porkadilla" (a loaded quesadilla with pulled pork), pulled pork tacos, and mac and pork.
"I make macaroni and cheese every day and the mac and pork has pulled pork on top," she said, noting it was a customer favorite.
They also offer daily specials, have curly fries, and this fall will add soup and sandwich combos.
All menu items, except sides, are priced at $7.95, to make it easy for families. Griffith said between them, she and Hatfield have seven kids ranging in age from 9 months to 13. "We wanted to offer something that had home cooking and was affordable for families," she said.
On Wednesdays, RJ's has "buy one, get one half price" specials. They also do catering for events, and have catered for the Kids Club and Warm Springs Casino.
RJ's food truck, at 225 SE Fifth St., is open Tuesday and Wednesday for lunch from 12-3 p.m.; and Thursday through Saturday, from 12-9 p.m. The business phone is 541-460-2052, and people can text them with to-go orders, so the order will be ready when they arrive.