L.A.'s First Bustaurant is South African Street Food, an American Steakhouse & Much, Much More
The recent gourmet food truck trend started with Kogi BBQ over a year ago and has since exploded. From breakfast food to comfort food to crowded festivals, L.A. has gained notoriety for its fleet of curbside dining. But what happens when you ditch the curb and go double decker? Meet Worldfare, L.A.'s first bustaurant.
"We wanted to create a place where you would feel like you're not eating on the street even though you just got your food from a mobile unit," explained Travis Schmidt of his double decker bus, complete with marble countertops and large umbrellas acting as roofing on the top deck. "It's quite special up there. We can do 14-seat fine dining dinners in Malibu or Mulholland Drive over looking Hollywood. We can put bands up there."
Eating atop the bus does offer its advantages. The defined communal space offers a more casual moment to eat and chat with others and with the countertops, you don't have to balance eating and holding your food, napkin and drink all at the same time. But all of that doesn't matter if the food is not good. And Schmidt agrees. "The whole bustaurant starts and ends with amazing food," he said. "Without the amazing food and without the quality of the food coming out, it's just a fad."