Food Truck Regulations in Columbus
June 24, 2013 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #527753
Food Truck Rules Readied
June 24, 2013
by Marilyn Smith
89.7 NPR News Afternoon Host
Food Trucks, once quaint lunch alternatives, have become a thriving industry in Columbus. As many as 150 mobile food vendors operate in the city. That expansion has brought some tension between the mobile restaurants and their bricks-and-mortar counterparts. The city has launched a pilot program to keep the peace, but neither side is completely satisfied.
August 6, 2013 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm #527754
Participation rate in pilot ‘disappointing’
By GARY SEMAN JR.
ThisWeek Community News
Tuesday August 6, 2013 11:53 AM
The participation rate in the Columbus food-truck pilot program is being described as a disappointment. Nearly two months since the program was launched, only eight trucks have received the proper certification to operate in the pilot-program zones, said Amanda Ford, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety, which is overseeing the licensing part of the effort.
READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/newalbany/news/2013/08/05/food-trucks-participation-rate-in-pilot-disappointing.htmlAugust 6, 2013 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #527755
That is hardly surprising as the deck was already stacked.August 7, 2013 1:34 am at 1:34 am #527756
Called it!September 29, 2013 2:35 am at 2:35 am #527757
Food Trucks, Restaurant Groups Work To Develop Mutual Rules
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 5:31 PM EDT
By: Denise Yost, Multimedia Content Manager
Food trucks are continuing to grow in popularity in Central Ohio, and an increasing concern for many is the regulation of t>he industry. A pilot program that was launched earlier this year has allowed the mobile food trucks to park in a few dozen spots of public property around the city.
October 14, 2013 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #527758
City Food Truck Regulations Remain A Work In Progress
October 14, 2013
by Marilyn Smith
89.7 NPR News Afternoon Host
When the city’s pilot plan to regulate food truck parking on public streets took effect in June, only a handful of truck owners signed up. Many truck owners didn’t even qualify for the program due to limits imposed by the city.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/10/14/59699/October 17, 2013 2:49 am at 2:49 am #527759
A few things:
How has the “Late Night Slice” truck been allowed to park on High Street, in plain sight of police, for so long? (I’m not picking on Mikey’s; their truck just comes most visibly to mind.)
Also, many C-bus B&M restaurants are simply bad. Trucks enable talented newcomers to overcome the financial obstacles of restaurant ownership and provide the public with inventive, high-quality food (or bad gyros and crappy sandwiches).
Betty’s, Surly Girl, Jimmy V’s and others have long been selling low quality, overpriced food to locals. Hooray for the trucks that do better for less!October 17, 2013 2:58 am at 2:58 am #527760
Sure, as a customer, it’s great to have options.
Talk to most any brick and mortar business and they’ll tell you a different story.
Yep. And this is as it should be. Consumers drive the market, not suppliers.April 8, 2014 11:41 am at 11:41 am #1006077
City Council Approves New Food Truck Regs
April 8, 2014
by WOSU News Staff
Columbus City Council has approved new regulations to let food trucks operate on city streets. The city last year created a pilot program that was called too restrictive by many truck operators.
October 1, 2015 11:47 am at 11:47 am #1095547
City Changing How Mobile Food Vendors Can Get Spots for Business
Updated: Tue, Sep 29 2015, 10:37 PM | Elizabeth Faugl
DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS (Rob Wells) — It’s a plan the city of Columbus is rolling out to help a growing number of mobile food vendors in the heart of the city. Instead of shelling out fees every three months to the city to secure a spot, starting in October, food truck vendors will be able to pay a private company $25, then be electronically assigned spots to set up each day.
READ MORE: http://www.abc6onyourside.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/City-Changing-How-Mobile-Food-Vendors-Can-Get-Spots-for-Business-212082.shtml#.Vg1VM7QQY20October 1, 2015 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm #1095566
Sounds throughly frustrating fom the food truck owner’s perspective, but really interesting if you are a downtown worker. Having the same food truck always parked in the same spot near work would get to be boring. But having a taco truck there one day, chicken the next, pizza the day after that, etc would be an interesting lunchtime adventure.
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