I was shopping at the U.P. Town Center mall in Quezon City this afternoon when I noticed these food trucks tucked away between the Phase 1A and Phase 2 buildings. They weren't doing much business - in fact there were no customers at all both times I passed (although the first time it was raining, so that was understandable).
I wondered whether they were intended to be a permanent fixture of the mall, so later checked the mall's Facebook Page. It seems that they are intended to be there permanently. They were introduced at the end of last month under the banner of 'Meals on Wheels'. But they are not going to do much business in the middle of the rainy season, and the location where they are parked is not very attractive - right under big exhaust grilles.
And I wonder whether the mall management knows that the term 'Meals on Wheels' is the name of a charitable programme in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada and Australia that delivers free (or very cheap) meals to elderly people who can't afford to cook or buy their own meals. I wonder how long this initiative will last?