Hurricane Sandy was devastating to millions of people in the New York tri-state area. With electricity, food and water in short supply (or non-existent) in many neighborhoods, David Weber and the NYC Food Truck Association stepped up to help feed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in some of the hardest hit areas.
If we were to vote today on these regulations, I can tell you that these regulations are not going to pass,” Orange said during the seven-and-a-half-hour-long hearing. “I think what we have been able to do today is push people to the point where these regulations, with some minor tweaks, can move forward and we can get this in place before the end of this calendar year
D.C. Council has until June 22 to either pass the new regulations or take no action at all
Opponents of the changes have claimed that restaurants are not only ones who will be affected by seeing a loss on their bottom line to the mobile vendors.
Our food truck provided a way to test the market and build a brand and customer base, and it has convinced me that we could open a successful brick-and-mortar store in the District.
From a quick examination of the comments, the vast majority of the public does not sound happy with the rules that could limit food trucks in the Central Business District.
This meeting is open to all food trucks, even if you aren’t a member of the association.
A map by the Food Truck Association shows the proposed regulations would make most of the Central Business District off-limits to food trucks – highlighted in red on the map.
The site was enhanced with a temporary gravel strip to ease access and reduce wear on the site. The City also installed electric service, which allows up to six trucks to connect to and operate off of without the use of generators. Picnic tables have been placed on site to allow for a casual, outdoor dining experience.
Competition is good for your community. Restaurants have an incredible advantage over food trucks. Shelter, seating, alcohol and on-site restrooms are hard to compete with.