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Raleigh to study food truck issue further

Posted July 26, 2011
Updated July 27, 2011

— Raleigh leaders are studying the food truck issue further before making a decision on whether they will be allowed to park downtown. 

A committee on Tuesday decided that it needs to study exactly where the trucks could legally park. 

To prevent competition, it proposed that trucks not be allowed within 100 feet of restaurants.

City staff have now been asked to measure out 100 feet from existing restaurants to see how many spots that would leave for the trucks downtown.

The committee is also trying to figure out who will enforce the new rules.

The results of the committee's study are due at the end of August.


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  • madarchen Jul 29, 2011

    Most of these trucks are cleaner (and provide fresher food) than a lot of Raleigh restaurants. Trucks should at least have the right to park on private property, without being hassled. If they have their permits and inspections in order, let them serve the people!

    Viva La Food Truck!

  • jovegas4 Jul 28, 2011

    It's time to rally, Raleigh! Say Yes to Food Trucks!



  • chfdcpt Jul 27, 2011

    @ oliver.petunia, and if they were to park on the public parking, then sell them a parking permit that would allow them to park. That would make up for the loss of parking meter revenue.

  • oliver.petunia Jul 27, 2011

    The new ordinance that they are trying to pass already states that the food trucks can only sell on PRIVATE property.

    Public property is not even on the table (although in my opinion, it would be great to have trucks parked on the street).

  • loyalgirl1111 Jul 27, 2011

    I say save the tax money and let people choose where they want to eat. Competition is good and what made America great.

  • kittiboo Jul 27, 2011

    scubagirl- EXACTLY! No one says restaurants have to be 100 feet apart!

  • ewingfield Jul 27, 2011

    I can't believe the city makes it so hard for our downtown to come alive. What makes a city look vibrant and lived in are people on the streets, eating at outdoor tables, bustling about, etc. The city has made it hard for years for the restaurants to get outdoor seating, and now this hubbub with the food trucks. People want the food trucks. Period. If it brings more people to the area, ALL the business will benefit eventually. Maybe the customer that wants an "OnlyBurger" tonight will want to take his wife to the nice restuarant next door on their next special occasion. There is enough business for everyone.

  • pat7 Jul 27, 2011

    What a waste of our tax dollars ,Let them make money and support themself, Make sure they serve it well and in health code But why study it wasteful taxes dollars at its best ,BEV step in lwt the people make the money to support themself

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 27, 2011

    I would have to say on this story that the comments pro and con are good. Since it not going to effect me, as I know yet, I would have to say, leave things as they are and save the money they are spending now on something more constructive to the town of Raliegh.

  • dryjr Jul 27, 2011

    I wouldn't call the Only Burger truck in Durham a "roach coach".
    Better than any rest. burger. There are a bunch in Durham and a bunch of restaurants that a re good and stiil in business.