Riverside, CA: Food trucks haven’t caught on in county

By IE Business Daily Reporter  |  IE Business Daily


Nearly two years ago, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to make it easier for food trucks to roam their jurisdiction.

Despite that move, mobile food trucks aren’t common in the county: only eight trucks have been permitted under the regulations approved by the board in July 2013, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise.

The cost of getting a permit, not enough places to park trucks and confusing guidelines from some cities are some of the reasons food trucks haven’t raised their profile in Riverside County.

Supervisor Kevin Jeffries made food trucks a major part of his 2012 campaign, and he persuaded his fellow board members to make it easier for the trucks to move around and conduct business within the county.

All that was required of the truck owners was that they meet current health standards and that they abide by any city regulations. The supervisors have extended the original phase-in period for the new food truck regulations to Jan. 1, 2017, the report stated.