By Brad Harper | Montgomery Advertiser
Davena Jernigan danced to the reggae music coming from the downtown Montgomery food truck after serving more than 50 people on the first day of her soft opening for On A Roll.
She and her husband have taken over The Bullet trailer at the corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa streets, serving up an eclectic menu that could change day-to-day depending on the freshest ingredients at local markets. It’s a big change from the atmosphere at their Super Suppers business on Vaughn Road, which makes and freezes meals that families can cook at home.
“What’s exciting about this is that we get to be creative every day,” she said. “And we get to talk to more people here. We talk to people Super Suppers, but not as many, and Bob Marley’s not in the background.”
On Tuesday, the menu included sesame noodle salad with soy pork, chipotle chicken tacos, antipasto salad and the couple’s acclaimed pimento cheese, at a special price of $5 each. Jernigan said prices will vary after their official March 24 opening, especially for things like tenderloin or fresh Gulf shrimp. But she said the prices will always be “moderate.”
“We want to give people change back on a 10,” she said. “We want this to be your go-to, so we want to keep it reasonable. We’d love to buy a summer home in the Hamptons, but we’re not going to do it at the expense of our customers.”
The couple is planning to keep the food truck running 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and may expand those hours.
“Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to work with their spouse 24 hours a day?” she laughed as her husband talked to customers. “He has been driving me crazy, but I’ll keep him around because he’s a hard worker. And he’s pretty cute.”