After being dormant for almost a year, Revival Southern Food Company food truck hit the streets again last Friday.
Revival, which launched winter of 2011, was popular from the get-go, known for its Dirty Fries (fries topped with sausage and gravy), veggie tacos, and Krispy Kreme bread pudding. The truck placed third in the "Best Food Truck" category in the Flyer's 2012 Best of Memphis readers' poll.
The truck went MIA last summer, and the chef, Crash Hethcox, left the business (he's now at Chiwawa). The truck was put up for sale in November 2012.
Cathy McKee, who had been running the food trailer Trailer Hash, bought the truck two weeks ago. She says her first day in the truck was an eventful one. "I got out there and blew a tire!," she says.
McKee had been operating Trailer Hash since last September in a spot in East Memphis at Poplar, behind the Bank of America building. She'll have the Revival food truck at the same spot.
McKee says that the sale included three or four of Revival's recipes, including the Krispy Kreme bread pudding. She's making a batch today to bring to a party to test it out. She also plans to include some of the other recipes as well, such as a hot dog dressed with a Jack Daniels sauce.
Because the Trailer Hash trailer was small, McKee had pre-make much of the menu items. With the truck, she'll be able to cook on-site and expand her offerings. "I get to be more creative," she says.
The truck offers breakfast and lunch. Breakfast items include biscuits, parfaits, and breakfast plates with eggs cooked to order and side items like veggie sausage, bacon, or ham.
The lunch menu features chicken salad, jalapeno pimento cheese, salads, and more. There are daily specials, too. For this upcoming week, Tuesday is Panini Day with three options. Thursday is dedicated to the veggie plate, and Friday is Fish Taco day.
Revival serves breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Lunch runs until 1:30 or 2 p.m. You can follow them @Revival_Food.