Que Shack is LaGrange’s latest food truck to open

Published 5:17 pm Thursday, February 6, 2020

This week Pit Master Joshua Radloff and his wife Kelley, took their award-winning barbecue recipes and opened their own mobile food truck, Que Shack.

“We participated in competition barbecue for several years,” Joshua said. “After getting a bunch of awards, and with my wife and I both being foodies, we decided to get a food trailer and start one ourselves.”

After buying the food trailer in the summer of 2019, the couple has been working hard to prepare it to make and serve competition-style, craft barbecue.

“I had a catastrophe service that I used to do and I had to travel too much for it,” Joshua said. “I wanted to see my kids grow up, so we started this so I could stay at home to watch them grow up.”

Kelley works right alongside Joshua in the truck helping prepare the meals and serve customers.

“I am absolutely thrilled to go into business with my husband,” Kelley said.

In 2015, the competition barbecue team, Que Shack, was formed and went on to win several top ten and top five categories, including a perfect score in ribs and a first-place brisket in one season.

“We’ve always been social people, with big gatherings at our house,” Joshua said. “Everyone always told us we should open one.”

The couple did just that, and are now serving up brisket, pulled pork and a super trouper sandwich. The super trouper sandwich includes brisket, pork and mac and cheese.

“Brisket is our claim to fame,” Joshua said.

Joshua said they stopped competing in 2018 so the couple could focus on creating the food truck.

“We concrete on serving craft style competition barbecue, and taking our recipes from competitions and serving them out the truck,” Joshua said. “We want to create a following. I think, for me personally, it’s hard to find good barbecue. The big commercial places have to put it out at such volume, I don’t think they can put the love in like we can.”

The truck serves certified angus prime briskets to give a better end product to its customers.

Que Shack also offers signature side dishes, daily specials and other weekend specials like wraps and prime ribs.

The truck is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until meat runs out.

To keep up with where the truck is, follow the food truck on Facebook at @Queshack.

“We are rain or shine, and want to be really consistent,” Joshua said. “Time is valuable when people take off for lunch. We don’t need them driving across town and us not be there.”

He also added that they can cater up to 1,000 people for corporate, organization or team events and weddings.

Joshua said his kids may not be able to be old enough to help yet, but they are still supporting them along the way.

“Our kids are small, so they can’t do much except be proud of us every day,” Joshua said.