Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It could be worse: Chicago Food Truck regulations

I'm not too much of a fan of the proposed food truck regulations. Business in DC is to tightly regulated as it is; we should really let a thousand food trucks bloom. But it's nice to see that it could be worse, in a schadenfreude kind of way:
Under the new proposal, truck owners would be able to cook food to order, park at designated food truck stands across the city, operate around the clock, and stay in a location for up to two hours. Trucks would have to undergo regular health department inspections, and at lease one employee on site would have to have sanitation training.
No wonder, as the article notes, the food truck scene in Chicago is years behind LA! Designated food truck stands make food trucks compete with brick and mortar restaurants with one hand tied behind their backs. But, again, it could be worse, and I'm sure Chicago's food trucks are happy for what they have.

Original story from Atlantic Cities.

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