Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

February 28, 2019

Woke poly food truck in the news

So maybe now in L.A., being out polys can enhance the brand of your business. If you're the right kind of people doing a right thing. In yesterday's Munchies, a foodie publication from Vice, we read,

The Woke Truck is run by a polyamorous, multiracial trio, and teaches history alongside the fusion food it sells.

The Woke Truck, based in Los Angeles, gets a lot of questions. ... [its owners] are Max Daniel, Kashmir Hughes and Michael Powers, all in their late 20s. When asked to give their elevator pitch, Hughes answers:

“We are three people in a polyamorous relationship who live together and own a business. We are Irish, Black, and Asian; [we] sell fusion food and teach history at the same time. And we use our business to give back to the community. We hire employees fresh out of rehab, train teen mothers for the job and we do stuff for the community, as well.” ...

Read on (February 27, 2019).

Today the story was picked up by the Los Angeles edition of Eater, a national foodie publication: LA’s Next Upstart Fusion Food Truck Is About as Woke as it Gets (Feb. 28).

Wasn't expecting to see this as early as 2019.

Update May 22: Are polyfamily-run food trucks becoming a thing? Here's another one in the news, in Venice, Florida, reviewed in Sarasota Magazine: Hashtag Pizza, a New Food Truck, Wants to Be Trending Among Your Friends (May 22, 2019).

It’s not surprising that with a name like Hashtag Pizza, the owners of Venice’s newest food truck want be trending in their customers’ minds.

“We love our Venice locals,” says Hashtag Pizza co-owner Jennifer Stevens. “We’re mobile, but our mission is to turn Hashtag Pizza into a destination, the same as a brick-and-mortar.”

Stevens owns Hashtag Pizza with Alexis Armstrong and Jessica Robison, and the trio’s not just a business team — they are lesbians and polyamorous, as well. Starting Hashtag Pizza had been a longtime goal for the women, who started working on the business by paying $10,000 for a used church bus last year. Armstrong, a former welder, was able to pull the bus apart, turning it into a fully operational food truck, complete with a stove oven. ...


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