You guys, I went to a wedding this summer and a PIZZA FIRETRUCK was the caterer!!!! I kid you not. This wasn’t a pic from the wedding, but from the Mobile Pizza Unit itself (with my notations):
If you’re new to Grown-Up Gigs, I started this series to highlight real, lucrative careers that real grown-ups have. Obviously, the Mobile Pizza Unit HAD to be included! I didn’t get to talk to the owner, Chris Owens, himself – he was busy at the top of the truck making the pizzas – but according to the lovely ladies he had working for him that day, he already owned the stationary pizza parlor, Pizzetta Mystic (no, not THE Mystic Pizza – that’s a different, supposedly inferior shop in the same town) when he saw the firetruck at an auction. According to this Channel 3 video, “…the wheels started turning. I figured I could put a pizza oven and a beer tap, and I’d have a reason to own a fire truck.” What I love most is that he laughs while saying it, realizing the awesome ridiculousness of it all. The story ends with Chris saying, “Yeah, I’m a good dream-chaser.” He can say that again!
He also says, “I just wanna make pizzas and make people happy.” As you can tell by this shot of Luke & I in the photobooth jumpseat, he’s succeeding on both counts.
Since there’s a grown-up making real good money with a pizza firetruck, what can you do?