Wilmington, NC: Food Truck Owners Plan to Lobby for Better Rules

Stephanie Ross, Owner of Sweet Bliss Food Truck

By Ashlea Kosikowski | WECT.com

Stephanie Ross, Owner of Sweet Bliss Food Truck

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Food truck owners are planning a meeting for Monday to talk about lobbying the city and county for rules that will make it easier for them to do business in the Port City.

Several food truck vendors are at Riverfest this weekend.

However, the trucks generally set up shop at different spots around the city, posting their positions on Twitter and Facebook.

Stephanie Ross is the owner of Sweet Bliss, a food truck that sells homemade ice cream and cupcakes. She also uses the truck at festivals and to cater events and weddings.

Trucks like Ross’s are the new trend in food all across the country.

However, owners said rules that govern the trucks aren’t as easy to navigate as the roads here.

For example, Ross said one rule dictates the trucks can park at the same place for a few days in a row but then, can’t return to that spot for another 45 days.

That’s why Ross said food truck owners are planning a meeting on Monday to talk about lobbying the city and county for rules that will help them stay in business.

“We’re getting together to form an alliance, like a brotherhood among the food trucks, to work with the city about finding a way for us to fit into the system,” she said. “We’re not trying to compete with the restaurants that are already in place. We want to offer more to the people of Wilmington.”

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