New food trucks feature hot dogs, mini-doughnuts, smoothies

June 19, 2019

A cattle farmer from northwest Iowa has started two food trailers that will appear occasionally in the Sioux Falls area.

Quite Frankly, which features all-beef hot dogs, made its debut in Sioux Falls last weekend, serving the bar crowd outside Club David.

The Daily Donut, which serves mini-doughnuts and strawberry smoothies, is scheduled to be at Hot Harley Nights in July at J&L Harley-Davidson.

Michael Rolfes, the owner of Concessions by Michael, is just starting to book events, mostly in Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Omaha.

“I’d like to hit the downtown scene a little more in Sioux Falls,” he said. “It seems like it’s a very positive outcome for that.”

Rolfes also is interested in doing lunches or treats for businesses.

He doesn’t have enough staff to run both trailers at the same time, so he takes whichever one is better suited for the occasion.

The menu for Quite Frankly includes pulled-pork hot dogs, loaded chili dogs, regular hot dogs, and nachos with pork or beef.

Rolfes will be completely initiated in the business of running a food trailer after spending the full run of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills later this summer with the Quite Frankly trailer.

His main occupation is raising and showing registered Black Simmental.

“I used to have nearly 400 cows, but I’m down to 180,” he said. “And with the wet springs the last two years, I’ve changed all my cows over to fall calving.”

That means he has more free time in the summer, and after having seen food trucks at cattle shows, he decided that would be a good second income.

He also likes that the food trailers bring his work full circle.

“Now, I’m bringing product to the people. This is a neat avenue to get it out to consumers.”

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New food trucks feature hot dogs, mini-doughnuts, smoothies

A cattle farmer from northwest Iowa has started two food trailers that will appear occasionally in the Sioux Falls area.

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