A window across the back of a food truck over the cooking equipment?Anyone done that here?

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2014/02/24 18:41:13 (permalink)

A window across the back of a food truck over the cooking equipment?Anyone done that here?

I saw a truck, Uncle Gussy's in NYC, on the TV show Eat St.  They had windows all the way around, which I thought was a great idea.  The rear window was over the flat top and other cooking equipment.  I have never seen that done before.  I sent them a message for information but they never responded back. Has anyone on this forum done that? Pros and cons?
 
I live in Alaska and would love to have as many windows as possible.  I don't work in a cubicle for a reason!
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    Midnights
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    Re:A window across the back of a food truck over the cooking equipment?Anyone done that he 2014/02/24 18:51:50 (permalink)
    There are some places that allow you to get away without having a hood if you have a screened window like that by the cooking area. You'd have to check with your health department to so it that's true where you live.
    I can see that it would help for light and ventilation. I don't think I'd want to serve over my flat top though. I have seen some trucks (most often those designed for fairs, where the back of the truck equals one booth wide) designed to use the back window as the serving window.
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    roadkillgrill
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    Re:A window across the back of a food truck over the cooking equipment?Anyone done that he 2014/02/25 00:18:36 (permalink)
    my windows wrap around all 3 sides, with griddle & service window on street side so I'm cooking in front of the customer. I love it!!! I have served over the griddle, no biggie, It just slows things up.  Dont use window as a vent, install vent above window. Wonderful in Spring & Fall. Downside: Dust and rolling mist can come through cheap windows on the rear BTDT, make sure they're good sealed windows. Street side has 3 18x48 Sliding windows with 6in between them, one for taking order, one for me to interact with the customer as they watch, one for pickup orders. I just close my window when I need to curse.... they laugh when I open it back up, because they knew what I did.... lol
    PS. in AK, insulate the floor VERY WELL!!!!! 
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    kennyb
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    Re:A window across the back of a food truck over the cooking equipment?Anyone done that he 2014/02/25 14:43:03 (permalink)
    where in Alaska do you guys vend?
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