Film Set Food Trucks: Too Self-Important to Fail?
Star Wagon foodies watch-out! While the food truck health rating system has won wide support from food-truck-following Angelenos all over, the letter grades have film set catering trucks in a tizzy, according to the Daily News.The entertainment industry is urging Councilman Tom LaBonge to exempt on-set catering trucks because they don't sell food directly to the public and are thus, different enough to be outside the letter grade law.
La Bonge, for his part, agrees with them. "We are doing all we can to reduce the regulations on the (film) industry to keep them here." Yet the Department of Health is not convinced and believes that whether they sell to the public or cater a movie set, food safety should be a primary concern for any food truck.
Remind us not to race on over to the cluster of Star Wagons down the street and queue up for an "above the law" catering truck meal any time soon.