Kuntry Cookin’ rolls out new food truck.

MUSKEGON, MI – Kuntry Cookin’ is taking its popular, everchanging menu on the road. Owners Destinee and Kemmie Sargent opened a food truck last weekend months after losing their kitchen space at Racquets Downtown Grill on W. Western Avenue. The downtown Muskegon bar was sold in August last year, recently opening as Legends Bar & Grille. Kuntry Cookin’ shifted to catering events only, and Destinee Sargent began looking for alternatives.

“Before we even got to Racquets, we had wanted a food truck, and Racquets kind of fell in our lap,” Sargent said. “The food truck was on the back burner, so we pulled the food truck idea to the front.”

The Sargents bought a food truck in August and spent the winter prepping it to become Kuntry Cookin’. On Saturday, July 10, it was rolled out for the first time at The Hideout, 100 E. Broadway, in Muskegon Heights.

“Customers came out like none before,” said Sargent.

With a menu featuring shrimp and grits, lamb chops, fried okra and turkey knuckles, Kuntry Cookin’ sold over 250 items in two hours, selling out and shutting down early. Prices range from $3 to $12, according to the the Facebook posting.

Sargent was reunited with longtime customers she had not seen since restaurants were first shut down due to COVID-19 in March 2020.

“Its been mind-blowing that people love us and missed us as much as we miss them,” said Sargent.

The Sargents began Kuntry Cookin’ six years ago by serving food out of their home kitchen. The enterprise soon outgrew the space and they moved into larger kitchens, like the culinary incubator Kitchen 242, to keep the business going.

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