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Chapel Hill OKs food trucks

Posted January 31, 2012

— The Town Council on Monday approved rules that will allow food trucks to operate in Chapel Hill.

Food trucks can set up on private property in commercial zoning districts, as long as they are at least 100 feet from any open restaurant. Truck-based vendors must get a permit from the town to operate.

The rules, which have been debated for months, are similar to those enacted in Raleigh last fall.


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  • BBQ hound dog Feb 1, 2012

    Does anyone know when the food trucks will begin selling in Chapel Hill.

  • cwood3 Feb 1, 2012

    Sounds good to me!!

  • Triumph Feb 1, 2012

    Now you can buy hummus and chai from a food truck in Carrboro.

  • BullsEye Feb 1, 2012

    BullsEye hit the ..bullseye?.....It all started with the Food Network and Only Burger.
    February 1, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    Exactly. This is our thing. We don't try to copy their Subarus and joke of a bar scene.

  • podtalk Feb 1, 2012

    a rolling roach coach.

  • garnertoy Feb 1, 2012

    I wish a food truck would come to our work place.It would be nice to walk to the parking lot get your food and not have to bother with traffic.

  • durham4sale Feb 1, 2012

    BullsEye hit the ..bullseye?.....It all started with the Food Network and Only Burger.

  • BullsEye Feb 1, 2012

    Announcement to all food trucks: We love you in Durham! Don't waste your time going to lame Chapel Hill. We wanted you first and now the hipsters in Chapel Hill want to copy us. Stay loyal. Stay in Durham.

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 1, 2012

    Them folks ain't very creative are they? If I own an eating place and was worried about some food truck near by, I would most likely need to seriously reconsider my business. I also think this was done just get some money, and they didn't have any thought of what the impact was , or who it hurt or anything of that nature, just what they could get out of it.

  • harleysfather60 Feb 1, 2012

    The taste, quality and price of downtown restuarants need competition. The food trucks do not have the polical influence of the Ral. rest. assoc.