The Food Truck Backlash

Food trucks can be exciting for diners, but local businesses that face unexpected competition on their doorstep are less excited.

Reporter Kim Severson lists the evils of food trucks:

"Streets clog. Parking disappears. The crowds and the diesel fumes that swirl around all those idling buses of gastronomy annoy the neighbors."

Severson reports on ways that cities are beginning to regulate food trucks, like restrictions that would keep them at least 200 ft. from other restaurants:

"In New York, truck owners now face a ticket or a tow if they sell food from metered spaces. The Seattle City Council on Monday is expected to decide whether to unleash food trucks onto its streets with tight regulations on where they can park."

Full Story: Should Cities Drive Food Trucks Off the Streets?


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