By STAFF | DailyBreeze.com
More than 702 people answered our online poll, which asked: “Do you think the gourmet food truck trend poses a threat to brick-and-mortar restaurants?”
We’ll ask a new question this weekend.
What the comments said
No. The trucks mostly attract people who otherwise would not have driven to the area. I know lots and lots of people who follow the trucks around Los Angeles and would not have eaten in the brick-and-mortar restaurants anyway.
These RV-sized vehicles have no business on public streets. I hate RVs and I hate an RV-sized tepee on wheels parked in front of any brick-and-mortar restaurant. It is like setting up a table in front of a jewelry store, on the sidewalk, and selling jewelry. The food is very good on these roach coaches, but it is still wrong.
As long as they pay the same fees, have licenses and permits, and meet the same equipment requirements (health department and oil disposal) as a brick-and-mortar establishment – no problem.
I cannot imagine ever telling someone, “I will meet you at the food truck for lunch.”