We’ve all seen food trucks on city street corners, at music festivals and catered events. We’ve even seen them at fancy weddings and charity galas. And now food trucks are becoming movie and TV stars by showing up in contemporary entertainment as part of a scene or as a key prop in the story.
Since they began traveling city streets in the past decade, food trucks have become familiar on the modern urban landscape. And they’re becoming part of the story in today’s filmed entertainment. Fortunately for movie and TV directors, it’s easy to cast a food truck in the next award-winning show. Simply hire one from your local food truck operator.
“We’ve seen a great deal of interest from TV and movie production companies when it comes to renting food trucks and using them as part of the set,” said Mike Mikhail, an LA-food truck owner and restaurateur. “We’ve rented several trucks from our fleet to various production companies. They’ve been used both in key scenes and in the background of scenes. Food trucks represent America’s contemporary lifestyle. When a viewer sees something current in a scene, such as a food truck, it helps tell the story.”
A newly released independent film, Free Samples, is set at an ice cream truck and covers a single day in the life of a young woman who passes out samples. The woman recently dropped out of law school and is trying to figure out what she should do next, and the film shows how customers she meets at the truck have an impact on her life.
Chef is another new movie starring a food truck. The film is created by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., John Leguizamo and Sofia Vergara. The story line follows an unemployed chef who wants to become a success in the food truck industry.
In addition to being props in movies and TV shows, food trucks are ideal for serving delicious meals on city streets or movie sets. When you need gourmet catered foods for your latest production, call a food truck. Mikhail owns and operates three colorful vehicles, including:
Hang 10 Tacos will provide you with tasty tacos made from steak, shrimp, BBQ, pork or fish. There is even a vegetarian taco. Dial 855-5-Hang-10 to get Hang 10 Tacos on your set.
Greenz on Wheelz whips up delicious sandwiches and salads from fresh, healthy ingredients. Contact the Greenz team at 855-6Greenz.
The Hungry Nomad is a wandering food truck featuring delicious Mediterranean meals with California flare. Contact The Hungry Nomad team at 877-NOMAD-10.
These trucks will revise their menus to suit your needs. Give them a call.