If you are a fan of food truck dining, then you will be excited to hear that the new rules recently passed by Charlotte City Council are now making it easier for food trucks to do business in the city.
These new rules will make permitting easier and will allow food trucks to stay open later and operate closer to residential areas. Food trucks will also be allowed to rally, providing for multiple food truck options in one location. However a couple new restrictions will apply. One regulation does not allow a food truck to be located within 50 feet of a restaurant without restaurant owner approval. Another new restriction gives “the city the power to review [the] site if four or more trucks will be located there.”
With the growing popularity of these mobile restaurants, as well as with warmer weather on the way, the timing of these revised regulations could not be any better. Food trucks are in local neighborhoods as well as outside of office buildings for mid-day work lunches, and they are often outside of breweries for late-night snacks, as well.
For more information on the new food truck guidelines and what it means for the city, be sure to read the full article at CharlotteObserver.com.