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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.

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.

Police said they were still investigating the vandalism.

A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

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Yum Yum Food Truck Starts Cooking Again After Anti-Asian Vandalism