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Banned Food Truck CockAsian Up for Grabs on eBay

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CockAsian, the scandalously named San Antonio food truck that was banned from a neighborhood development thanks to its potentially offensive name, is now up for grabs on eBay. Truck owner Candie Yoder — a Caucasian woman who cooks Korean fried chicken, get it? — has listed the truck on eBay for $80,000. The price tag includes all equipment on board, recipes, and rights to the CockAsian name: After all, "this food truck has gained a lot of press from its creative name including being feature[d] on SNL."

Yoder told the San Antonio Express-News that the controversy and resulting media frenzy actually boosted business to the point that "it became too big of a time consumer and [creator of] stress for the family." Currently, there are no bids from fried chicken/penis joke fans and the auction ends in five days, but Yoder hints at back-up plans in case there's no bidder: The San Antonio Express-News reports that "many" local chefs have offered to help with staffing or lease the truck so it can stay local. Until then, Yoder writes on Facebook that the truck will continue to operate business as usual: "One of my biggest frustrations is not being able to serve even a fraction of the locations and dates we have been invited to because of either family or health issues. I may have a way to fix that soon in the future and If I do I will let you all know!"

· CockAsian Food Truck Business for Sale [eBay via Grub Street]
· San Antonio's Controversial Food Truck for Sale [MSA]
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