The North Bend Eagle


B&J Catering On The Go may be a little cramped on the inside, but it drew a big line on opening night serving up favorites from the now-closed LeRoy's Steakhouse menu.

Food trailer satisfies chicken fried cravings

by Stephanie Iwan Flamme
Published 5/10/23

Brian Jergens was back cooking at LeRoy’s. It’s just that now he’s in a truck in the parking lot instead of inside the restaurant.

Hungry customers formed long lines in front of BJ’s Catering On-The-Go food trailer on May 7 in the former LeRoy’s Steakhouse parking lot, waiting to satisfy their craving for a chicken fried steak dinner.

Owners Brian and Julie Jurgens started their catering and food trailer business as a side job so that they could have some flexibility. They hope to be able to spend more time with their children Nathan, Tyler, Katelyn, son-in-law Bryce, and two granddaughters Georgia and Drew.

The On-The-Go eight-by-sixteen-foot food trailer featured customer favorites like the chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken meals that were so popular when LeRoy’s Steakhouse was still open.

Their trailer which, they purchased at an estate sale in Fremont, has all the equipment of the steakhouse.

“It includes fryers, sinks, everything in a kitchen but a smaller version which means more juggling,” Brian Jurgens said

Besides needing a driver’s license to pull the trailer into place, Jurgen’s must also be licensed through the Nebraska Health Department, which he does through Pam Shaw’s commissary kitchen in Morse Bluff.

Besides doing catering for upcoming events like graduations and weddings, Jurgens has plans for his On-The-Go business to include visit other towns in the North Bend area like Wahoo and Schuyler.



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