The CockAsian food truck will not permitted to serve at Port San Antonio as planned, and will head to The Point on March 9 instead.
Port San Antonio’s more than 12,000 employees will not have the chance to chow down on spicy Korean fare from the truck because of its name.
"We thought the name could be offensive to others," Port San Antonio spokesman Paco Fellici told Fox 29.
According to food truck owner Candie Yoder, the controversy surrounding the truck’s name has helped spread the word about her business on social media.
"I am surprised. I thought it would get a little bit of cajoling, but nothing like this," Yoder said.
She shared the sad news on the truck’s Facebook page.
“Unfortunately our name was deemed to risque for Port SA so we will not be there on Thursday. It makes me sad that the spoken and written word are the most censored forms of art. CockAsian to us is word that has boundless meanings none of which are sexual or a racial slur. If any of you has any contacts at the Port you might want to let them know that you would like to see us there and I would be more than happy to discuss the basis for our name with them.”
As much as the truck’s name has gotten some people hot under the collar, Yoder indicated the food could have the same effect. "My Korean is based more on what they would get served in Korea, so it's spicy!” she said.
[CockAsian on Facebook]
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014