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Scrap the food truck regulations

DC food trucks have grown in number and quality over the last several years, and are now a lunchtime staple in the District's business corridors. But new regulations would directly undermine food trucks, giving DC workers fewer options and lower-quality food.


Photo by tedeytan on Flickr.

Food trucks have been in a state of legal limbo since they first started selling lunches in 2009. Current regulations were meant for other mobile businesses, such as hot dog stands and ice cream trucks. They are not designed for modern food truck practices.

While food trucks register with the District, are inspected for safety and cleanliness, and pay the same 10% tax on sales that restaurants do, many other issues have yet to be settled. For example, food trucks regularly receive expensive parking tickets because they often need to stay at a given location for more than 2 hours.

The currently-proposed regulations are their fourth revision. Rather than focusing public safety, they micromanage when and where individual food trucks can operate. But food trucks have been successful in large part because they quickly respond to consumer needs by changing menus and locations.

Most of downtown would be permanently off-limits under the new regulations, aside from a handful allowed to operate in designated "mobile roadway vending locations."


Locations where food trucks would be allowed or prohibited downtown.
Image from the DC Food Truck Association.

The regulations themselves do not create a single MRV location. Instead, they allow DC's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to propose locations and the number of food trucks that can operate in each one, subject to review by the District Department of Transportation.

The regulations also allow the director of either agency, on his or her own, "the discretion to propose, modify, or remove a designated MRV location at any time." This does not protect consumers from any actual harm. Given how popular food trucks are, it's not clear which, if any, public interest is being addressed by the regulations.

Helder Gil, DCRA's legislative affairs specialist, has stated that the regulations are an attempt to "find something that works for everyone." This is a misguided goal. Many restaurateurs would prefer a downtown free from competitors, but it makes as much sense to give restaurants input on where food trucks can operate as it does to give food trucks control over prices restaurants can charge.

In heeding the concerns of restaurants, DCRA has strayed from the traditionally-accepted role of crafting regulations to preserve public health by attempting to control competition between businesses.

It's also clear that restaurants and food trucks can coexist. While food trucks have the advantages of mobility, low overhead, and convenience, restaurants have the advantages of seating, climate control, and larger kitchens. When restaurants and food trucks compete for customers by playing to their strengths, consumers win. When businesses thrive by regulating competitors out existence, consumers lose.

DCRA should completely scrap the latest proposed regulations. Instead, simpler regulations should bring food trucks into a legal status without giving local officials power to stifle competition. DCRA should issue a mobile vending license for any truck that meets the already-existing standards for cleanliness and safety.

These licenses should permit trucks to park in any available spot in a commercial zone, allowing them to operate near their customers. The cost of the license, in the range of a few hundred dollars per month, would bring in more revenue than trucks currently pay by feeding parking meters.

By keeping food truck regulations simple and rule-based, we can ensure that restaurants and food trucks compete on an even playing field. By removing discretion from the regulations, we can ensure that consumers, not competitors or officials, are in control.

If you would like to share your input on the proposed food truck regulations, send your thoughts to DCVendingRegs@dc.gov by 5 pm on Monday, April 8th.

Michael Hamilton is the founder of In My Backyard - DC, a local activist group for a more interesting, affordable District. He lives in Columbia Heights. 

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What are the political prospects for this regulation? Is it assured to pass?

by Hadur on Apr 5, 2013 10:40 am • linkreport

Regulating where food trucks can park doesn't do anything to help the consumer. It does the opposite in fact.

Some may be annoyed that the sidewalks can be harder to maneuver with people waiting in line for a food truck but the benefits of having people actively doing stuff on the street outweighs the cost of having to say "excuse me" a few times.

by drumz on Apr 5, 2013 10:49 am • linkreport

do food trucks run on generators? Is that bad for public health and the environment?

by sk on Apr 5, 2013 11:02 am • linkreport

@drumz

That would be true if the food trucks were setting up in otherwise-untrafficked areas, but it's not like Farragut Square was dead before they showed up.

My main gripe with them is that there's clearly a cartel or price-fixing (not sure as to the official term for it). Why else would it be that every single truck's minimum price for each item is $8?

I thought the point of having the food trucks was that they would be able to sell food at prices lower than brick-and-mortar establishments, because their fixed-costs were so much lower. Instead, everything is at least $8, and small. I can get an italian cold-cut sandwich from several brick-and-mortar places around Franklin Square, and it'll be cheaper and bigger than one from a food truck, with half the wait.

Phooey to the whole thing. It's the wrong way to "activate the urban core".

by MJB on Apr 5, 2013 11:04 am • linkreport

Then don't eat from the food trucks. If people are fed up with the prices or portion sizes then the trucks will either adapt or go away.

I don't think we need gov't intervention to set prices for our lunch.

by drumz on Apr 5, 2013 11:05 am • linkreport

@sk

Some of them run on gasoline generators, some on propane or natural gas.

I know from my work that natural gas systems are very prone to leakage, and while that's not bad for public health in the same way the particulate matter in the exhaust is, it's awful for the environment because methane is 22x worse than CO2 as far as the greenhouse effect goes.

by MJB on Apr 5, 2013 11:06 am • linkreport

If you're worried about the effect of the generators, then study the effects of the generators and figure out what policy works best to ensure that public health isn't harmed.

Restricting where the trucks can and can't operate won't fix that.

by drumz on Apr 5, 2013 11:09 am • linkreport

@drumz

I'm not saying we need the government to set the prices for lunch.

I'm saying that previously, these trucks were allowed to operate with far fewer regulations (health code, anyone) than brick & mortar joints, and the idea was that they would be diversifying the lunch options while offering more accessibility to options for people on the lower-end of the income scale downtown and across the city as a whole.

Instead, we get all the vendors crowding already-busy sidewalks, taking up publicly-subsidized metered parking, and then half of them park in residental spots around town after lunch when they shut down (seen them in Shaw, LeDroit Park, and Columbia Heights, at least).

There's already a minimum of regs on the trucks, if they're really all operating on the margin, then too bad.

by MJB on Apr 5, 2013 11:11 am • linkreport

@drumz

Nobody said restricting where they operate will help the environment.

Looking at their environmental impact is simply part of weighing how much of a public good the trucks are, and considering their impact on the community as a whole.

by MJB on Apr 5, 2013 11:14 am • linkreport

And I'm fine with regulating things that protect consumers (health and safety, taxes, etc).

Meanwhile these trucks take up a public parking space, great. They generally create far more economic activity than most people parking in that spot would. I don't care where they're parked after work, that's the truck owners problem.

Meanwhile if a truck doesn't provide me value, I don't eat there and then the problem solves itself.

So, how does restricting (to basically nowhere) the places where the truck can operate help anyone except the brick and mortar restaurant owners who are now crying poverty because supposedly the trucks are being treated unfairly?

by drumz on Apr 5, 2013 11:15 am • linkreport

"But new regulations would directly undermine food trucks, giving DC workers fewer options and lower-quality food"

Isn't this exactly what the Food Truck lobby told us as they ferociously fought for 3 years having to pay the same sales tax as any other business, finally being forced into it last fall?

Food Trucks in general have a real long row to hoe. As a District resident, I have a hard time:

1. Caring what mostly out of District businesses (65% of them aren't DC businesses, rather VA, MD, NY etc based) want.

2. Caring what non District residents who simply come into the District, make their bucks and take them to be taxed at home in MD, or VA. 2/3rds of District jobs are filled by non-district residents, and while I don't fault the VA or MD resident for being more qualified for a job than a District resident, I simply don't care to accomodate their lunch desires over that of District based businesses or DC residents.

3. Caring what a company who comes to town, trashes the area they are in, then leaves letting the local BID which is paid for by District businesses to pay to clean up. BIDS ain't cheap, and Food Trucks are getting quite an expensive freebie. If they would participate in DC's BIDS, that would be great, but like getting them to pay standard 10% sales tax, it has been like pulling teeth and there seems to be no progress in sight.

by Food trucks on Apr 5, 2013 11:17 am • linkreport

Yep, we need better regulations on the electricity generation and in general the pollution they create.

Trash is another issue.

Getting them to recycle is yet another.

Location? I do think you could be charging them more than the usual parking rate, but other than than I'd leave it alone.

Health inspections are important too.

Regulate what is important. Leave the rest alone.

by charlie on Apr 5, 2013 11:17 am • linkreport

I am kind of ambivalent on the whole thing. The way the map represents it, it looks like at least 50 locations downtown. It's been a few years since I worked around there but are there really more than that number operating there now? There used to be a handful. Also, I agree that prices tend to be on par or even somewhat higher than bick and mortar. I'm not sure that "diversifying lunch time options" is that high on my list of priorities, but I don't see how regulating the location is either.

by Alan B. on Apr 5, 2013 11:19 am • linkreport

I work near Farragut Square and visit food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants regularly. The sidewalks around the square get a little crowded around lunch, but so what if a walk around the park is delayed by 10 seconds? This minor inconvenience does not warrant 82 pages of burdensome new regulations.

Furthermore, I'm not sure I even buy the argument that these trucks hurt brick-and-mortar restaurants. On the north side of the square, clothing store Dress Barn closed and the restaurant Pret A Manger opened in its place. If these trucks were destroying brick-and-mortar business, why on earth would Pret open a location opposite Farragut Square?

I will urge my councilmembers to reject the proposed regulations.

by Eric F. on Apr 5, 2013 11:23 am • linkreport

Oh and I think it's fair to charge a daily fee of some kind. Restaurants pay property tax. Some kind of flat fee per day or maybe a monthly fee to operate in the city in addition to sales tax makes sense to me.

by Alan B. on Apr 5, 2013 11:24 am • linkreport

@MJB
I'm saying that previously, these trucks were allowed to operate with far fewer regulations (health code, anyone) than brick & mortar joints, and the idea was that they would be diversifying the lunch options while offering more accessibility to options for people on the lower-end of the income scale downtown and across the city as a whole.

They WERE allowed to do so, then we enacted sensible regulations to stop that. That isn't an argument for regulations that are not sensible.

@Alan B.
The way the map represents it, it looks like at least 50 locations downtown. It's been a few years since I worked around there but are there really more than that number operating there now?

I just looked out my window and counted 20 food trucks around Farragut Square alone.

Oh and I think it's fair to charge a daily fee of some kind. Restaurants pay property tax. Some kind of flat fee per day or maybe a monthly fee to operate in the city in addition to sales tax makes sense to me.

They pay for some kind of license to do this kind of business and they pay for their location (metered parking). If metered parking is so cheap that it's being "abused," then why don't we raise the price? Or change to some sort of variable pricing the longer you park?

It seems to me that little case has been made for why these regulations are necessary in the first place. From my own experience, the food trucks have led to more people being in Farragut Square than there used to be. Yes the sidewalks are crowded but not so crowded that it impedes your ability to get around. So what is the point? The only reason I am left with is that DCRA has either gotten complaints from brick-and-mortar restaurants about business losses or they just are finding something to occupy their time with.

by MLD on Apr 5, 2013 11:54 am • linkreport

Background: I am a DC resident who worked on a food truck for several months between other jobs.

Health inspections: Food trucks are subject to the same health inspections as other restaurants, to the best of my knowledge. We could, and did, get randomly inspected anytime. There were three inspections before the truck could even get on the road. Trucks should be on a par with regular restaurants: some cleaner, some grimier. If you still think they're dirty, don't eat at them.

Popular locations: The reason so many trucks go to Farragut is because that's where the customers are. Same applies to Franklin Park, and L'Enfant Plaza, and Union Station. If you force trucks out of these spots, you are removing them from their clientele, which can be the difference between turning a profit and major losses. On the truck I worked, there could easily be a 60% lower sales volume going from a major location (listed above) to a less-known location. Not all customers are willing to hike several blocks to go to a food truck; they largely want convenience, which is why food trucks have been so successful. This is what restaurants are counting on and why they are trying to out-convenience the food trucks by regulation.

Prices: The trucks set whatever prices they want and customers respond accordingly. There is no "cartel" (or anyway nobody invited our truck). Ideally, a truck sets a price that guarantees constant customers; too low and you run out of food without maximizing profit. If people are willing to spend $12 for food truck lunch, that's on the customers. If you think they're too expensive, don't eat at them.

Trash: I agree that this is an issue and that it would be very reasonable to charge trucks a fee for site cleanup and maintenance. Not sure what that fee should be, but that's for regulators to determine.

Parking: Competition for spaces is fairly ridiculous. I think this is the hardest issue to try to solve. On one hand, trucks are pulling questionable tricks to try not getting tickets. On the other hand, there is some very predatory ticketing going on by certain officers who simply hate the trucks. I like the idea of paying a flat monthly fee and being able to ignore meters; make it cost something like $300/month (equivalent to 5 hrs/day at $2/hr); that's probably a bit more than the average truck pays in meter fees already but would be worth it for not getting bogus "meter violation" tickets and the ubiquitous "over 2 hours" tickets.

I like the Vendor monthly fee and think that would be the best compromise. DC needs to be careful, though; I know of several trucks that are beginning the process of getting permits for VA and MD in case really stupid regulations actually go through, as is looking fairly possible.

by CapHill on Apr 5, 2013 11:55 am • linkreport

I'm with charlie on this one. Regulate the relevant factors as necessary, and nothing more. If there are environmental or trash issues or whatever, then address those. Invoking them as excuses to restrict locations is throwing the $8 sandwich out with the lunchwater.

by worthing on Apr 5, 2013 12:14 pm • linkreport

@MJB I do not see how these regs would help to lower prices. It's laughable to state that the food trucks have a price-fixing cartel when it is pretty obvious that these regs were drafted by DC's Restaurant Association. Just look at how much support the association is offering the regs.

On the environment, I do agree that any leaking fuels tanks should be addressed, but that is not what this reg seems to be about.

@Food trucks As a DC resident, I do not think that your worries about the origins of the food trucks (MD, VA< NY, etc.) are relevant to this discussion. This discussion is about a regulation that is harsh on DC residents and non-residents alike and of a little benefit to anyone but brick and mortar restaurants.

Are we really saying trash is an issue? I guess I am imagining all of the non-food truck garbage I see on DC-maintained streets on a regular basis.

by JSZ on Apr 5, 2013 12:37 pm • linkreport

Is the problematic trash coming from the trucks themselves, or the fact that some people are lazy and disrespectful littering jerks? I see a shocking amount of the latter.

by Birdie on Apr 5, 2013 12:39 pm • linkreport

@JSZ

I know these regs won't lower the prices, I'm saying that the trucks are not playing on the same level playing field as brick & mortar places, and that would be more acceptable if they offered an advantage to brick & mortar establishments to the consumer and to the government, but I don't think that they do. Level the playing field, one way or another.

by MJB on Apr 5, 2013 12:50 pm • linkreport

I'm saying that the trucks are not playing on the same level playing field as brick & mortar places,

How so? The playing field does not need to be leveled unless there are specific disbenefits that we think need to be dealt with. I don't see this regulation addressing anything that you have pointed out as a problem.

by MLD on Apr 5, 2013 1:00 pm • linkreport

It should not be this hard. Food trucks can and should be regulated just like any other company in DC. The only thing that makes them different is their mobility. So, let them apply for a parking permit like Car2Go has, so they can park in all legal spaces.

You also might want to make rules that entice them to contain their trash, and food or generator fumes.

That's it.

by Jasper on Apr 5, 2013 1:06 pm • linkreport

@MJB - how level does the playing field really have to be? Food trucks and brick & mortar restaurants are playing different sports. There are lots of differences between the two business models.

Also, I'm not really sure what sort of "level playing field" would address your primary grievances, which, as listed in this thread, are:

1. Food from food trucks costs more than you'd like to pay
2. There might be (currently unsubstantiated) environmental concerns
3. They make sidewalks crowded
4. They take up public parking spaces (which they pay for)

by worthing on Apr 5, 2013 1:07 pm • linkreport

MJB's complaints sound an awful lot like the complaints by the cabbies against Uber.

by lol on Apr 5, 2013 1:18 pm • linkreport

@MJB I also don't get the complaint that food from food trucks cost more than brick and mortar restauarnts. If so, wouldn't more people be buying from brick & mortars as opposed to food trucks at lunch time? Clearly, the trucks are providing either a variety or service that the B&M's are not. Why don't the B&M's adapt and try to vary their offerings from the typical hot bar/grill that is all too frequent in downtown?

by sdindc on Apr 5, 2013 1:23 pm • linkreport

This reminds me of the lemonade stands I tried to get the City of Alexandria to regulate every summer I lived in Del Ray. In addition to imposing significant auditory externalities on the area and their lack of health code certification they must have been in some sort of cartel, because I could never find a cup of lemonade for less than 25 cents.

by onelasttime on Apr 5, 2013 1:32 pm • linkreport

I 100% agree with a permitting scheme for parking. This also solves the problem of differentiating food trucks that park in one location for several hours and the businesses the old regs covered, like ice cream trucks, which don't stop for more than a few minutes.

If there are residential parking issues, those can probably be addressed under current parking rules. Parking a commercial vehicle in a residential area is generally illegal. We have been able to get the police to ticket box trucks and the like that decided our street was good storage. However, I would note that food trucks also can provide a nice late-night option in nightlife areas. They should NOT be parking on residential streets in those areas to do business, but just like they should be allowed to access commercial areas in downtown during the day, they should be able to access commercial areas in nightlife districts in the evening.

Because of the restrictions on DC taxing the income of out-of-state employees, getting office workers and others who come into the District but live elsewhere to spend their money on items that are taxed is *good* for the city. Every food truck, no matter where its owners or workers call home, pays licensing fees to the city, and most people seem to agree that a few more would be fine (for parking and trash - yes, an "environmental" fee of a few bucks a month to support additional trash cans & removal in areas plied by food trucks is fine). Every person who buys lunch from a food truck, regardless of where they call home, pays 10% tax to the District on that meal. So, yeah, I do see a direct fiscal benefit to increasing business opportunity and consumer choice.

by Ms. D on Apr 5, 2013 1:33 pm • linkreport

MUB: For what it's worth, CapMac's basic mac & cheese is only $7. And it's so dense, I nearly always have leftovers.

More to the point, where around Franklin Square can you get a sandwich that is bigger, better & cheaper than food truck fare? I'll be sure to pay such an establishment a visit. For my part, I patronize to-go restaurants when I need something cheap and quick, but food trucks have been my best source for semi-affordable food that doesn't basically suck.

by ZetteZelle on Apr 5, 2013 1:42 pm • linkreport

Why should there be regulations aimed at lowering prices?

Anyway, today I ate lunch at a brick and mortar establishment because Taylor Gourmet doesn't have a truck that I know of.

by drumz on Apr 5, 2013 1:50 pm • linkreport

I want a Taylor Gourmet truck. In my garage.

by worthing on Apr 5, 2013 1:59 pm • linkreport

Any way we can get rid of the food trucks, vendors, and tour buses that block the right lane of southbound 15th street north of Constitution? Blocks what could otherwise be a nice bike route from the 15th street cycletrack to the 14th street bridge. We need that lane of pavement for transportation, not vehicle parking.

by Greenbelt on Apr 5, 2013 2:16 pm • linkreport

CapHill gives a good blow-by-blow, and I agree with most everything he says. I wanted to put my two cents' in only because I work down past L'Enfant, and the lunchtime desert here has been so bad for years that the food trucks make a more discernible difference, perhaps, than they have at most other locations.

Up until about two years ago, there was almost nothing down here to eat at lunch. There were a couple of sandwich buffets, the odd hot dog cart, a pizza joint, a sad little McDonald's, a Potbelly, and a small deli across the street. Given the massive numbers of federal workers in the neighborhood, not to mention the tourists in-season, this simply wasn't enough. Things are a bit better now that a few things have opened up in the plaza mall. And more IS coming. But still, at my calculation it amounts to maybe one sit-down restaurant per federal agency; there's a LOT of workplaces down here. Go into the plaza at lunch on any given day; even with ten or twelve food trucks ranged outside, there are lines everywhere and all the tables are occupied.

Food trucks double the options people have for lunch around here. And yes, I see lines at some but not at others, and I'll wager that the ones without lines will either go out of business or look for custom elsewhere. I've eaten at plenty, and I've never had a health problem yet. That being said...some regulation is necessary, yes, as it is in all forms of business. But this whole licensing process smacks of nothing so much as an attempt to drive trucks out of business to the benefit of the restaurant association.

by Ser Amantio di Nicolao on Apr 5, 2013 2:21 pm • linkreport

The food trucks add a welcome diversity. As far as I can tell, the lunch trade in Downtown is a monoculture of sandwich chains: Corner Bakery, Potbelly, etc. The food trucks add a lot of options (though they pale in comparison to the food truck culture in Portland!).

by alurin on Apr 5, 2013 3:42 pm • linkreport

Uh, and by "permitting scheme," I meant that proposed here. A permit rather than a meter fee, and without saying "you can park in these two spots unless there's someone with a homemade sandwich within 10 miles of you."

by Ms. D on Apr 5, 2013 4:00 pm • linkreport

I don't know where people get the idea that the "food truck lobby" fought sales taxes for years. Couldn't be more false. First, Food trucks by and large supported collecting and remitting sales taxes because it made them real businesses in the eyes of the city. The problemn was the 30 year old law which said that vendors pay a $375/quarter payment in lieu of taxes (which sidewalk vendors still use to avoid collecting the 10% tax). The way the original version of Evans' bill was written, there would have been double and triple taxation because of the screwy way that DCRA licenses vendors (something the new rules would fix). The trucks fought that part of the bill and ultimately were successful in having it changed before it went into effect. The trucks never had an issue with collecting the 10% tax. Second, businesses dont "pay" sales taxes, customers do. Businesses collect it from customers and remit it to the city. To my knowledge, there has been absolutely no adverse impact on trucks as a result of having to collect sales tax. Trucks in MD and VA were doing it all the time. If you want to complain about something, try auditing the sidewalk and roadway vendors down on the mall who have been paying a flat $375/quarter for over 20 years. Millions in lost revenue to the city.

by Food Trucker on Apr 5, 2013 4:55 pm • linkreport

Looking at their environmental impact is simply part of weighing how much of a public good the trucks are

That's really none of our business. They are not creating large negative externalities as far as I can tell, and they are profitable businesses using public spaces to fulfill a need. As far as I can tell, they are not causing any kind of threat to public health or public safety. So leave them be and allow them to operate with as much freedom as possible.

charlie has this right: "Regulate what is important. Leave the rest alone."

Whether you like them or not is completely irrelevant. I think Joseph A. Bank stores are a blight on the retail landscape and contribute further to the sartorial disaster that is DC professional dresswear. But they obviously serve an important retail need for DC's unfashionable and cheap residents. My animus towards the company is unimportant.

by JustMe on Apr 5, 2013 5:49 pm • linkreport

Re: Environment

Most of these food trucks have refrigerators that are run of gasoline/diesel generators. The emissions from these are similar to the emissions from an idling bus/car. We have regulations against idling for buses and cars in DC because DC has a problem meeting the Clean Air Act standards for NOx (a respiratory irritant that can trigger asthma attacks)

So why should the environmental impacts of these gas/diesel generators not be regulated in a similar fashion?

by sk on Apr 5, 2013 6:01 pm • linkreport

I agree that you can get a sandwich cheaper from a first-floor cafe cheaper than you can get something from many food trucks. I can't tell you how sick of sandwiches I got before the food trucks moved in. The brick and mortars go with the safest, most profitable option for them, which is why (e.g.) federal center has something like 5 or 6 sandwich places, and a mcdonalds. The food trucks make their money by selling something different, and thank god for that. The reality is that there's probably not a business model for a bunch of exotic brick and mortars--there's not enough business for them--but there is enough business for an exotic food truck that's there once or twice a week.

by Mike on Apr 7, 2013 10:14 am • linkreport

I work at a small office park in SE DC. The closest restaurants are a 15-minute walk away, and those are mostly sit-down places. Everyone I work with either brings their lunch or buys from the (overpriced, cash only, mediocre) deli that's in one of the buildings. Seems like food trucks would make a killing here, but they're only interested in the downtown lunch crowd.

by cc on Apr 8, 2013 10:02 am • linkreport

Food trucks provide great variety and are not taking people away from local restaurants. Most people go once a week.

by DC Man on Apr 8, 2013 4:23 pm • linkreport

I'm with cc - I work on the Hill and for whatever reasons food trucks don't come here much (except Pinky) - and you can't tell me there aren't potential customers with 3 House office buildings, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. Makes it hard for me to root for them or against them because frankly it doesn't really affect me at all. I would also hazard a guess that it doesn't matter near so much to a number of people downtown - those not centered on the 3 meccas. They don't even seem to to spread out downtown.

by ET on Apr 10, 2013 12:08 pm • linkreport

I personally have no problems with food trucks. I think generally the crowd that goes to food trucks doesn't have the money of frequent restaurant goers. If you were to get a decent meal in the DC area at a restaurant it would be up of 60 or 70 dollars. And if the food truck simply has better food then the restaurant should change their menu to try to compete.

by Fish on Oct 21, 2013 6:57 pm • linkreport

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