We loved tuning into The Great Food Truck Race over the summer. From week to week, we enjoyed seeing the truck concepts evolve and figuring out what types of truck stop challenges Tyler Florence had up his sleeve. Lance Kramer and his Lone Star Chuck Wagon made quite a statement on the show, so we had to learn more about how Texas roots led to success on the show.
FP: We love the concept of the Lone Star Chuck Wagon. How did the concept evolve?
LK: Texas is obviously the Lone Star State, and the Chuck Wagon was the original food truck, so it fits us perfectly. We threw around a few different names, including Republic of Texas, and Kramer’s Lone Star Food Truck. But at the end of the day, Lone Star Chuck Wagon fit just right.
FP: We like the sound of it!
Tell us about your experience on the show. What will you remember most?
LK: The part which stands out the most, was the difficulty of the entire show. I’ve seen every season of The Great Food Truck Race, usually sitting on the couch in the comfort of my own home! It was easy to think, “hey, that doesn’t look so hard!” I was wrong. While extremely rewarding, it was the most challenging 7 weeks of my life. But we have no regrets. We worked our butts off, and are very proud of how far we went.
FP: Your team definitely gave fans a good show!
Besides Lone Star Chuck Wagon, we read that you have your own line of award-winning BBQ sauce. What are some of your non-food related interests?
LK: We always seem to have our hands full with numerous projects, all at the same time! We keep busy with Catering, BBQ Contests, Product Development, Commercial & Retail Product Sales, to name a few.
Now we are gearing up to film a Texas Travel Show Pilot! We are super excited about the show, and will be posting more information later this month.
FP: Please keep us posted on the show!
What are some of your favorite meals to prepare when you are home?
LK: I really like cooking new things, and trying new cooking techniques. Usually the job has us cooking BBQ and Tex-Mex, so when we aren’t working, I cook everything from Asian to Italian. In fact last night, I made sushi, which is far from BBQ!
FP: Did you say sushi?!
What are some of your guilty pleasures? We like to call them foodie pleasures, hence the name. 🙂
LK: All food is a pleasure! Food is communal & it brings us together as a common theme. It puts smiles on our faces everyday. We are lucky to share food with people, and get paid for it! But as for my “guilty” pleasure, a giant rack of slow smoked ribs is hard to beat!
FP: Will fans of the show see a Lone Star Chuck Wagon cruising the streets in the near future?
LK: Whether it be a food truck, our retail products, or another TV show, you haven’t seen the last of us! Keep tuned to our website (www.rubresponsibly.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/kramerslonestar) page for information!
FP: Thank you for your time. We wish you the best in your many endeavors!