Push to 'Free the Food Trucks' in Dallas

A newly formed coalition of the food truck owners has begun lobbying the Dallas City Council to reduce the regulations governing the operation of food trucks around the city and open the streets to mobile food vending.

Sarah Blashkovich reports on the political machinations of the DFW Food Truck Association, a newly formed group that hopes to “educate the community on food truck restrictions and help convince Dallas officials to change city ordinances that restrict the areas where food trucks can sell.”

In a recent letter to the Dallas City Council, the DFW Food Truck Association makes the case for the benefit of foot trucks as follows: “Food trucks increase foot traffic and benefit restaurants and other brick-and-mortar establishments with an increased customer base.”

The DFW Food Truck Association website details the regulations currently limiting operations of mobile food vending: “Food-truck entrepreneurs in Dallas are banned from public property with the exception of the Central Business District. Even on private property, the city requires the written permission of the property owner and an itinerary. These regulations make it hard to operate.”

Full Story: New group asks Dallas to “free the food trucks”


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