After years of parking where they choose, food truck operators in the District of Columbia are preparing to have their spaces assigned by lottery.
If the first week under the new regulations is a harbinger of the long-term impact of the rules, then I’m cautiously optimistic.
lot of trucks don’t get to leave on their own terms. They get pushed out or forced out and in the culinary school, they say, ‘ Change your job every three or four years’ because you’ll burn out
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This lack of potential customers has lead to a highly competitive market these past two weeks. Most trucks have been avoiding locations that are known for their mainly government employee based foot traffic and sought out more promising locations. In consequence, this has created a drastic increase in the competition for good parking spots and prospective customers.
We have a lot of loyal customers in this spot, and we know they weren’t here,” said Christopher Lee of Cirque Cuisine, a food truck that sells wraps, snacks, salads and organic gourmet foods. “We are looking forward to reconnecting with them
At the final Truckeroo of the year this Friday, food trucks will be collecting donations and raising money for a Navy Yard shooting fund.
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