A lot of trial and error. A couple of the menu items were just what we thought would work and we went for it. We had a couple focus groups before we opened. We tried to get the most brutally honest people we could. We weren’t sure about the Holy Moly at first [guacamole, sriracha, cilantro] but now it’s our second best seller.
“Canalside Food Fight” kicked off a season-long cooking competition between several food trucks. The organizers of Buffalo Soup-Fest started the series.
Rich Products Corporation, one of Schwan’s suppliers announced a recall pertaining to several of their food products last week.
Curtin’s motives are unknown, but what he is attempting to accomplish amounts to nothing more than protectionism and anticompetitive behavior in a town not noted for its business friendliness or open-mindedness. The fact that the current ordinance was passed was amazing.
Whether it’s the Lloyd, the pioneer in the field, or the Roaming Buffalo or the Cheesy Chick or the Black Market Food Truck or Knight Slider or the Whole Hog or the Sweet Hearth or R&R BBQ or Amy’s Truck or Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Buffalo’s food trucks have provided Buffalonians with greater access to high-quality, local food.
Buffalo’s array of food trucks received another year Tuesday as Common Council members approved new licenses and lower fees.
No decision has been made. But some of the city legislators we spoke with said they would be open to lowering the fee.
Despite their popularity nationwide, food trucks are still relatively new to the Buffalo area, and in many communities, peddling laws written to govern door-to-door salesmen, some dating from the early 1900s, are the closest things on the books to a regulation for these mobile kitchens.
City officials set vendor fees at a thousand dollars a truck per year. The trucks also have to stay at least 100 feet away from the closest traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Buffalo charges trucks $1,000 per year, while it costs a restaurant between $175 – 325 per year to hold a take out license. The city claims that it needs to charge trucks $1,000 per year because of the administrative costs involved, yet refuses to release a breakdown of those costs.