Yumbii@Work in Smyrna

Yumbii truck at work

Yumbii truck in the parking lot at my employer

I work with a polarized group of very adventurous eaters and “gravy eaters.” The latter is a term my buddy Sam concocted to describe “meat and starch” types for whom any green stuff is verboten, let alone something with lemongrass, tamarind or saffron.

We’re working with a group of consultants who fall into the first category, and they’d heard me rave about Hankook Taqueria. They wanted to gift us a group lunch to celebrate the latest phase of our project going live, and the only request from the group was “please, no more pizza*.”

They put two and two together, somehow miraculously managed to get the less adventurous to agree to try something new and brought in the Yumbii truck (yumbii.com). Hit, I tell you, hit… and shameful, abject jealousy from the adventurous eaters in our other building across the street (we couldn’t very well invite the whole headquarters contingent of 350 people on the consultant’s dime).

I’d still note that the first folks in line in the picture are in the adventurous group. Still, we had probably 30-ish folks take the plunge, and everyone loved it.

Well done, Yumbii/Hankook folks :)

And is anyone successfully chasing the truck on Twitter? Apparently, another buddy of mine down in the Equitable building in downtown is having some luck catching them.


* Btw, our pizza consumption covered the Symrna-area gamut from pedestrian to awesome:
Pizza Hut–>Johnnys–>Jets–>St. Angelos

3 Comments so far

  1. abby on September 28th, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    They came to Tech Square for their first week or so on the streets. The nasty rumor swirling is that the GT Hotel and Conference Center complained about them taking away lunch business (though no one knew they served lunch, really), and now they have to stick to private property for the time being.

    Damn shame, as the food was delicious. They would sell out of tacos in 45 minutes.

    I know they frequent the Equitable building, the Westside (Strongbox, I think), and somewhere in Buckhead. @yumbii for daily location updates

  2. Stephanie (locaboca) on September 29th, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    Okay, I’ll be the one to go ahead and make the obvious joke…yumbii sounds yummy!

  3. james hervey (jeherv) on October 1st, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    i dunno. the whole street food/food truck thing has just become way to swpl for me.

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