Evansville food truck back in business after fire

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Published: Oct. 12, 2022 at 6:35 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Fat Cat’s Bar-B-Que is back in business with a new, larger food truck.

Food truck owner Victor Henry says his previous truck burned down several months ago.

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“It’s real exciting to be back here,” said Henry. “Ya know to be making some more money so I can pay my bills. It feels just awesome. It’s awesome pulling in.”

The Fat Cat’s BBQ food truck can be found in the Covert Avenue Metro PCS parking lot. Henry says he’s experienced back-to-back tragedies, but now he gets a chance to turn over a new leaf.

“First cancer first part of the year, then you know, trailer burned down,” said Henry. ”So I really been hit hard this year, but through the grace of God, you know, I pull through it.”

Customers and friends started a GoFundMe page moments after the fire in July. Henry says he has them to thank for his new food truck.

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“It was a long road, struggle, you know, because everything that I put into this,” said Henry. “Most of it comes from the go-to fund.”

Henry says he is hoping this new-found space will come with more customers and catering opportunities.

“Before I got burnt down I had pretty good clientele, so hopefully everybody will come and support me,” he said.

Henry says the “World Famous Bar-B-Que” menu is the same – pulled pork, ribs and smoked chicken with two sides to a plate. Henry says he’s hoping to expand his menu soon.