GLASGOW — Tony Hogan, a local nurse practitioner, has opened Hogan’s Hogs ’n’ Dogs, a mobile food service and catering company.
Last Saturday, their food truck was parked in front of Tony Hogan Health Clinic in Glasgow, and by 2 p.m., they had sold out of food, according to their Facebook profile.
This Saturday, they will be located at Glasgow Building Supply from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 10% of proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County.
“I wanted to do catering. In order to do that, you have to have something approved to cook in,” Hogan said, adding that having a concession trailer “allowed me to do what I wanted to do.”
Their menu includes steak, pulled pork, super dog, hog dog, pork shoulder and sides such as cowboy beans and macaroni and cheese.
“I’m constantly tweaking things. I just put shoulder on the menu today, and it’s almost gone,” Hogan said Saturday morning. “The response from the public has been great.”
On Aug. 3, they will be serving food at Bush’s Saloon and Dance Hall for its grand opening.
“It was an honor that they asked. Any time we get asked, it’s just an honor,” Hogan said, adding that they were contacted by a business in Scottsville to see if they wanted to start a rotation out there.
Hogan’s Hogs ’n’ Dogs is a family affair. Hogan’s daughter, Emily Thomas, works for the company, as well as other members of his family.
“Which is great,” Hogan said.
Thomas said she enjoys serving the community, and she was very excited when her father said: “Let’s just go for it.”
Hogan said starting this side business has been “a good adventure.”
“I can’t have a disappointment because I love doing this,” he said. “I love taking care of people in my office. I love doing this. My life is full of results and positive energy now.”
Hogan has been a nurse practitioner since 2007, and has owned his own practice since 2014.
Thomas is a physical therapist and said it is “kind of cool to do something that is completely not related to that at all.” She also enjoys bonding with her family.
“I get to be with my dad and my family,” she said. “My husband works here. My mom works here. My stepdad works here.”
Living in a community that supports local businesses “feels really good,” Hogan said, and his daughter agreed.
“It’s just nice to know that we all come together,” she said. “We all support each other.
“It’s just nice to see different people in the community constantly supporting each other.”