CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A tour through Dan Boone Gibson's food truck shows how clean one of the mobile restaurants really is.

You've got to be, Gibson said. They're watching, they're looking for it, so you may as well be.

According to a report on CNN Newsource, a public law interest firm in Virginia found that after reviewing more than 200,000 food inspection reports, food trucks in seven major cities performed better than or the same as most restaurants. Boone says it's because he and most other food truck owners originally worked in restaurants.

They wanted to branch out on their own, and they're professional, the Boone's BBQ Kitchen owner said. They know how to keep a clean kitchen.

This Friday, Boone has ribs and delicious-smelling wings on the menu.

It's not too shabby, Gibson said. It's better than any cologne I've ever worn, although, my wife may beg to differ.

Aside from an assistant, he's virtually a one-man barbecue joint, chopping his own wood and washing his own dishes. He says the food truck boom in Charlotte and their popularity have brought extra attention not only from the hungry, but the health department.

They do want to get a little more involved, and make sure that the general public is safe, Gibson said.

When it comes to sanitation, cooking in close quarters has its advantages.

My kitchen is seven and a half feet by seventeen feet, Gibson said. So it's not that hard to keep clean.
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