Forty Six 64
There is another family owned food truck in Swearengin.
The owners are Robert Rodgers and Jennifer Anderson. Their food truck is called “Forty Six 64,” They couldn’t decide on a name so they named it after the street address where they are set up on Swearengin Road.
It has quickly gained a reputation on Gunter Mountain and beyond for its yummy sandwiches, lemonade, banana pudding and other treats.
Robert and Jennifer have been in the food truck business since April 2020. Robert actually wanted to go into business 11 years ago when food trucks weren’t popular, but Jennifer said she "talked him out of it.”
Instead they rented a building that was previously a restaurant and started their own restaurant, Twin Oakes Grill, on Highway 79, between Columbus City and Scottsboro. They said after a year the business was good, but when the tornadoes destroyed the area, business never bounced back. They were like other people in the area, no power or water for 11 days.
Even though they were closed to the public, they still fed the emergency workers in the area and their close friends. They used generators for their freezers and power. They wanted to help the community.
Robert – who works a full-time job in addition to working with the food truck – approached Jennifer in November 2019 about starting a food truck. They went and looked at a few food trucks. Jennifer said “Some are very expensive.”
So she she started looking online and found one they both liked and they purchased it. In January 2020 they started clearing land on the Swearengin Road for their home base for the food truck.
To be set up on their selling spot, they had to meet health code regulations, so they had to build a commissary. It’s basically a building that is home base for their storage and restrooms. They cleared the land and after three months they started their food truck adventure. Jennifer said they put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into it, even a broken wrist.
The original plan was to work festivals and events, but COVID-19 hit about the time they were getting going. So they set up on their home base and started working the food business from there.
Their 11-year-old daughter Kinley wouldn’t have it any other way and she works in the business with them.
Jennifer said they are glad they are doing a business they all enjoy with their family and love seeing people from the community. Kinley works the window taking orders and running the cash register.
While they still enjoy going to other areas and setting up for different events and seeing people there. Jennifer said COVID has put a lot of restrictions on their business, like no open garbage cans, picnic tables, or even eating in their parking lot, just to name a few.
But the response to the food truck on Swearengin Road, kind of in the middle of nowhere really, has been nothing short of amazing.
“We’ve been shocked really,” she said. “It has been a pleasant surprise.”
They take pride in serving fresh, never frozen burgers among other delicacies.
“When dining their you can enjoy a beautiful sunset while eating great food,” Jennifer said of those who chose to sit in their parking lot and dine.
The local food page, Guntersville Eats, recommended the Philly cheese eggrolls and the chicken Philly cheese, along with the lemonade and the banana pudding.
Robert and Jennifer said to visit their Facebook page “Forty Six 64” for times and locations. They are typically open on Wednesdays through Saturdays 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at their home location at 4664 Swearengin Road.
Menu items include steak egg rolls, chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, steak and philly sandwiches, chicken fingers sandwiches, chicken wraps, and cheese sticks.
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The library will be closed November 26-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Swearengin Volunteer Fire Department is having a turkey shoot every Saturday at 9 a.m. through November 21. The cost is $5 per shot.
The prizes are turkeys, ham and bacon. The location is the field across from the fire building at their location at 5120 Swearengin Road, Scottsboro AL 35769. They are also giving away a Henry Golden Boy 22 LR.
The Grant Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 5, at 1:00 p.m. Contact the Grant Town Hall for registration, 256-728-2007.
The Swearengin Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 5, at 5:00 p.m. The lineup will be at the Swearengin Community Center and ends at the Dove Creek Farm where the Christmas at the Barn event will be held. Contact Jamie Guffey of the Swearengin Fire Department for more information to register. His number is 256-470-1616.
The 3rd Annual Christmas at The Barn will be held on Saturday December 5 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Dove Creek Farm Wedding and Event Venue. They will be partnering with the Swearengin Volunteer Fire Department to bring back the Swearengin Christmas Parade. The address is 169 Horseshoe Bend, Scottsboro, AL 35769.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause will be there from 5 until 7 p.m. for photographs. Previous vendors sold food, arts and crafts, baked goods, kettle popcorn, wooden toys, and Christmas ornaments. There will be limited vendor spots, so contact Jamie Guffey at 256-470-1616 to secure your vendor spot. They will have live Christmas music to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. To make this a very special event, the barn will be dressed up to look like a Hallmark Christmas. This is definitely an event to mark down in your calendar.
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