Yum Yum Food Truck Starts Cooking Again After Anti-Asian Vandalism
Jun 12, 2021, 8:17 PM | Updated: Jul 13, 2023, 4:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s “World Famous” Yum Yum Food truck has started cooking again, thanks to a little help from Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson and a lot of support from the community.
“All the other food trucks might be jealous because the longest line here is for Yum Yum,” said Clint Morris, a Layton city council member.
People came out in droves Saturday morning to support the truck and get a taste of their food at the Salt Lake City Philippine Independence Day celebration.
Come check out our beautiful new wrap at the #phillipinesindependencecelebration in Salt Lake City!!! 🇵🇭 Don't Miss this awesome event ❤ thank you everyone from around the world who has been lifting our spirits and offering postive healing messages for the community! pic.twitter.com/DYhseA3nKc
— World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck (@YumYumAsian) June 12, 2021
The truck was hit with anti-Asian graffiti on Saturday, June 7 as it was parked in front of the owner’s Layton home.
“This could have happened anywhere. Unfortunately, it happened in Layton City,” said Morris. “We need to be more kind. We need to be more sensitive to others and not allow this to happen. This just has to stop. Asian hate has to stop and we’ve got to support each other as community members and help each other out.”
Jordan Clarkson — who is Filipino-American — heard about what happened and helped the owners get the truck re-covered.
blessing!! will stop by soon to get a plate!! 🙏🏽 https://t.co/wHQGH2PtLK
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 9, 2021
Police said they were still investigating the vandalism.
A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.