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Apr 12, 2010 06:58 PM

Food Truck on Spec

I have a friend who called me with a question.

He works on the lot of a major film company in the Century City area. He'd like to get a food truck over there around dinner time (7:30 or so). He knows he can round up at least 20 guys to start, but there should be a huge upside.

He's not looking to hire a truck. He's looking for someone with a good truck who wants to sell some product. He figured that I'd know just the truck, but I don't.

However, I do know that my fellow Chowhounds will.

Give my your best ideas!

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  1. The problem with Century City is that the local regulations that the truck park in a valid parking space AND be a certain distance away from any other restaurant. For the studio, I don't think there is any parking along Pico that fits the bill. The only place I've ever seen a truck park in Century City proper was at the corner of Pico and Century Park East, when the condos were being built. I'm not even sure the truck was legally parked then , but that location is pretty far from the studio lot or any of the offices.

    Would the studio allow the truck to park on its property?

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    1. re: Jwsel

      Yes, the truck can park on studio property, away from the prying eyes of the authorities!

      1. re: BeenThereAteThat

        Don't know which lot you are referring to other than Fox, but I used to work at Fox and they had trucks on the lot before...not the taco truck types, but In N Out had a truck, Pink's didnt have a truck, but they definitely had a huge setup.
        I'm sure you can get a truck access on the Pico entrance if the lot will allow it.

        Pico Cafe
        8944 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035