The trucks cannot legally roll down the street and serve up lunch at a busy corner, says Hilda Castillo, a spokesperson at the Miami-Dade County Department of Planning and Zoning.
Fried Oreos, duck sandwiches, chicken strips coated in Captain Crunch cereal – these eclectic eats are served up hot and fresh every day off the counters of a growing number of food trucks roaming the streets of South Florida.
The Town Council will receive public comment during its businesses meeting Monday, after which it could propose rule changes, call a public hearing and direct staff to draft regulations governing food trucks.
Nashville is still relatively new to the food truck phenomenon, so it will be something of a landmark moment when three popular trucks.
Several City Council members say they want to expand a city ordinance that passed last year to allow for more vendors downtown as well as in neighborhoods in other parts of the city, including Cedar-Riverside, the U of M campus and perhaps Uptown.
Food trucks have popped up all over the country, even garnering enough attention to warrant national competitions itching to crown the next Food Truck King. For instance, on The Food Network’s new reality show “The Great Food Truck Race,” food trucks from across the country compete to sell the most food to patrons, with the champ winning $50,000 to help his or her business.