Some scenes in this movie were filmed in Tallahassee, Florida. Perhaps as an acknowledgment of this, one scene features a large satellite dish which bears the Seminole head symbol of The Florida State University, which is located in Tallahassee.
When the script was submitted to Orion, producers asked the studio to give them an answer quickly. They felt that since the budget was so low, if the answer was no, they could take it to another studio. The studio agreed to produce it in less than a week.
Charles Napier who plays the Irate Chef also played Sgt Boyle in Silence of the Lambs as did Charles Utt who played Dad at Mom & Dad's Restaurant. (Charles Utt also won an Oscar as Producer of Silence)