“Bacon Bacon” food truck owner visits culinary classes


Aidan O

Bacon Bacon’s Jim Angelus visits Ms. Couch’s class

Aidan O, Senior Reporter

“Bacon Bacon” food truck chain owner Jim Angelus visited Shannon Couch’s Culinary Arts and Foods & Nutrition classes on Jan. 14 to discuss his business and career in the food industry. Angelus has had a lifelong passion for food, and he started working in restaurants as a teenager.

The idea for a bacon-themed food truck and cafe came from Angelus’s goal of creating a straightforward, unpretentious menu for people to enjoy as opposed to hipster-style niche recipes.

“There was no mainstream comfort food truck, and I felt like there needed to be a truck everyone could identify with,” Angelus said.

In Angelus’s time as a food truck and cafe owner, he has received significant media coverage and been cast on multiple food television shows, most notably “Chopped.”

“I was getting a lot of calls to be on shows, and I thought this could be some good exposure,” Angelus said. “I saw what it did for the business—we would get nice write-ups, and TV is just the most powerful media for food.”

After temporarily shutting down his food trucks to focus on the cafe, Bacon Bacon food trucks have been reopened, and they regularly move to various locations throughout San Francisco.