Backyard BBQ takes new food truck, Ollies, in different direction

May 14, 2019

The newest food truck from the owner of Backyard BBQ will feature gourmet hamburgers, smoked wings, Chicago hot dogs, steak sandwiches and fresh-cut fries.

Ollies makes its debut tonight at Food Truck Tuesday at Golf Addiction and will be out Wednesday for a private event. After that, customers will be able to find it on the weekends at festivals in Sioux Falls and area communities, a couple of concerts at the new Levitt at the Falls and downtown some Friday and Saturday nights, said Eric Elenkiwich, whose dad, Alan, started his barbecue operations in Brookings before expanding to Sioux Falls in 2014.

The food truck is already scheduled for several weddings and rehearsal dinners, and is available for all types of private gatherings.

“We can handle just about any size of event,” Elenkiwich said.

Backyard BBQ, which has restaurants on Western Avenue near the Western Mall and on Phillips Avenue downtown, also has been operating a food truck in Sioux Falls under the Backyard BBQ name since 2016.

The Elenkiwiches didn’t want to operate a second truck with the same menu.

“We found something that we thought nobody really has in the Sioux Falls market,” Elenkiwich said. “They have burgers, but they’re not gourmet.”

Ollies will offer a regular burger that can be customized, a bacon cheeseburger and a signature burger that’s still being tweaked before it’s introduced, he said.

In addition to the fresh-cut fries, side dishes will include potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and kettle chips.

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Backyard BBQ takes new food truck, Ollies, in different direction

The newest food truck from the owner of Backyard BBQ will feature gourmet hamburgers, smoked wings, Chicago hot dogs, steak sandwiches and fresh-cut fries.

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