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Utah’s Yum Yum food truck explosion leaves two men in the hospital

Dec 5, 2021, 4:33 PM | Updated: Dec 7, 2021, 5:28 am
Yum Yum Food Truck reveal...
The owners of the Yum Yum food truck were at an outdoor event in Layton on Saturday, with the newly wrapped vehicle. Previously, it had been tagged with anti-Asian graffiti. Photo credit: KSL TV screen sot

UTAH — An explosion at World Famous Yum Yum’s food truck left two employees in the emergency room with burns.

The company says a fryer malfunction on Friday night and caused an explosion of flames in the truck. The two victims, Ben and Brevin Pierce, were in the truck at the time, a third person named Bryson was also in the truck but was able to escape the flames.

Ben suffered burns on his face, arms, hands, and body, Brevin has second-degree burns on his face and is now recovering. 

World Famous Yum Yum food trucks made headlines over the summer when their truck got vandalized with racist graffiti. After a community outpour, they were able to get back in business

In their Facebook post, the company said they hope to be back in business soon.

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