Kager Barbeque open for business in Sheboygan
Culinary gem offers small-town Texas roots with quirky Austin flair
Sheboygan – Sheboygan’s newest and freshest food truck is now open for business. Kager Barbeque opened for business last weekend, located adjacent to the Petro Center at 3801 Superior Avenue.
Born and raised in the mecca for barbeque, Kansas City, Kager Barbeque owner Kevin Kager and his wife Jenny discovered the need in the mid-lakeshore area for authentic southern barbeque. In recent years, the popularity of food trucks has also increased. The Kagers decided to merge the need for authentic barbeque with the food truck concept and the rest is history.
Success of Kager Barbeque will be buoyed by his extensive experience in restaurants. In addition to his experience in Kansas City, he spent many summers in Texas, where barbeque is famous, and, from a very young age, Kevin learned the food business by working in restaurants, including those owned by his father. More recently, he studied at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, where he studied Artisan bread making. He has a passion for both smoked meats and break making, and his experience in school and in restaurants should result in satisfied customers here in Sheboygan.
Kager knows southern barbeque, but to get his project up and running he needed a business plan. He enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Training Program, (ETP) through the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay. Eight weeks of classes were held this past spring; Kevin completed his business plan in May.
He was connected with the SBDC program by the fall classes for the ETP begin this September.
To schedule an appointment with the SBDC or with SCEDC’s entrepreneur support team contact Ray York, SCEDC Entrepreneur Specialist at (920) 946-9379.