A Minneapolis food truck operator wants to sell food in front of the Hopkins Tavern. Council members worry that could benefit one business at the expense of others.
The restaurant applied for an interim use permit for its mobile food truck for public sales to be located at those two businesses.
The Burnsville planning commission will consider a draft food truck ordinance, while Shakopee Park & Rec will discuss the results of an archaeological study connected with a proposed park project.
Food truck wars, lunch wars, skyway vs. food trucks — the conflict between the brick and mortar restaurants in downtown Minneapolis and the growing population of food trucks has bred plenty of euphemisms, but essentially the situation comes down to a question of turf.
World Street Kitchen open in my neighborhood. It’s been a treat to run over there for yum yum rice bowls and walk out with multiple desserts. The soft serve is unbelievable! It’s tough to resist chocolate coated almonds, marshmallows and salted caramel.
No money exchanges hands between tap rooms and food trucks. Tap rooms simply extend invitations for certain days and the food trucks come, park, and serve food. This is different from most festivals and events where typically food trucks are charged to vend.
Tuesday, the Burnsville City Council will at last consider alterations to local ordinances to accommodate the proliferation of food trucks and other mobile retail.
The event flyer lists several bullet-pointed topics that will be covered during the meeting. An open discussion will be held in regard to the amount of business that's allegedly been lost due to the emergence of the trucks, and it another session the committee will forecast what will happen in the coming summer if nothing changes.
Brainerd City Council members turned aside a recommendation to deny food truck operations within the city, voting instead to set up a committee to explore regulations to allow them.