San Fran: About 15 People Campout for Food Truck Permit (video)

San Francisco’s Food Truck Farmers’ Market

By Amy Hollyfield | ABC 7

San Francisco’s Food Truck Farmers’ Market

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — About fifteen people in San Francisco camped out all weekend because they want to operate a food truck. The first person in line got there at 4:30 a.m. on Friday. The people waiting in line said it was a long, cold, wet miserable weekend.

Getting a permit for a food truck is now much easier and cheaper than it has ever been in San Francisco. City supervisors passed some legislation that cut down on the bureaucracy and made the permit cost $3,000 instead of $10,000.

“Everyone is taking this seriously, because the next 10 plus years are decided by – if we get these permits then this is for an indefinite time. We will renew them every year and that will be our spot and no one can have it for however long – until they change the system again,” said Subs on Hubs owner Jon Ranis.

There will be a limited number of permits given out at 8 a.m. Monday morning.