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Yum Yum Food Truck starts cooking again after Anti-Asian vandalism

A Utah food truck reopened Saturday after Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson and others stepped in to help after it was spray-painted in racial slurs. (Stuart Johnson, KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY β€” Utah's "World Famous" Yum Yum Food Truck started cooking again Saturday, thanks to a little help from Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson and a lot of support from the community.

"All the other food trucks might be jealous because the longest line here is for Yum Yum," said Layton City Councilman Clint Morris.

People came out in droves Saturday to support the truck and get a taste of their food at the Salt Lake City Philippine Independence Day celebration.

The truck was hit with anti-Asian graffiti on June 7 as it was parked in front of the owner's Layton home.

"This could have happened anywhere. Unfortunately, it happened in Layton," said Morris. "We need to be more kind. We need to be more sensitive to others and not allow this to happen. This just has to stop. Asian hate has to stop and we've got to support each other as community members and help each other out."

Jordan Clarkson β€” who is Filipino-American β€” heard about what happened and helped the owners get the truck re-covered.

Police said they are still investigating the vandalism.

A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

"Thank you everyone from around the world who has been lifting our spirits and offering positive healing messages for the community!" the food truck owners posted on Twitter Saturday.

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