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  • Jim Townsend

Sweet Caroline’s Serving up Local BBQ

If you passed by the corner of Grand River Avenue and Divine Highway on a Thursday evening last summer, it would have been hard for you to miss the large red food trailer set up on the northwest corner with a long line of people standing outside. That red trailer belongs to Sweet Caroline’s BBQ and Catering.

Owner Chris Teachout says that the business, “Started about 20 years ago barbequing pork, and then it turned into a full-on catering business.”

Teachout and his crew originally did all the work out of his home, but since then he has added a trailer to make large events easier to service. Teachout says that they, “Have had the trailer 2 ½ or three years now.”

When asked if they would set up across the road from ADM on Grand River again this summer, he said “Yes, we will probably be down there on Thursdays, and will are trying to find a place to set up just outside town so I can have power to hook up to instead of running a generator all the time.”

When asked if he had any other big plans for this summer, Teachout said, “I have more graduations and weddings than I can even think about right now. We will be at Mulliken Hogs and Harleys, and the motor cross (Michigan Trailriders) too.”

If you are interested in contacting Sweet Caroline’s regarding catering and event, Teachout recommends you use their Facebook page, “Sweet Carolines BBQ and Catering.”

Sweet Caroline’s is also actively involved in many fundraising events through the year. Teachout says that for the Jr. Raider football and cheer program, “I donate the pork to the Jr. Raider concession stand to help them get some money to help keep the program going.” At the PHS Susie Buche softball tournament, they fed the team at cost, and made a financial donation to the event as well. Teachout says, “I like to support the community.”

In addition to pork, Sweet Caroline’s offers hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, and some very popular french fries.

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