CLIO, MI – A local food truck is serving everyone’s favorite side dish and has become a popular choice.
The Fry Guy, a Clio-based food truck owned by John Heine, serves loaded gourmet hand-cut fries along with sandwiches.
Founded in 2019 after purchasing a food truck for $32,000 from Manassas, Va., the business is the go-to spot for fries and has a second truck as well.
“I’ve been cooking my whole life and I got tired of working for everybody else,” Heine said. “I’m a good cook and I wanted to do my own thing.”
A lack of hand-cut fries in the Clio area is part of the reason he made this business move. He has never owned a restaurant before, primarily working as a carpenter and machine operator.
The menu isn’t just a bunch of plain old fries, either. Heine makes a dish called “Crack chicken” which is loaded fries with shredded chicken, bacon, cream cheese, American cheese and ranch powdered mix with barbecue on top.
Another must-grab is the pulled pork loaded fries from The Fry Guy food truck. Other miscellaneous items include cheese sticks and chicken tenders.
All sandwiches come with fries.
“I learned a few things the last couple of years,” Heine said. “I soak the fries in cold water with salt and it takes all the starch out of them so they’re real fluffy and crunchy.”
Although the food truck originated in Clio, where Heine lives, it travels all over Michigan for various events.
Last month, at the Michigan Mud Jam event in Hale, Heine said he sold over 2,000 pounds of potatoes in five days. He also made French fries topped with sausage gravy, two eggs, and cheese during the Mud Jam.
Private events are included, serving his tasty fries and sandwiches at weddings and parties.
During the summer, Heine works roughly 100 hours a week.
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