Chapter 147 will deny the local community of loyal customers from the affordable, convenient, and quick quality food and services offered by mobile food truck vendors (such as ourselves). This simultaneously denies mobile vendors access to their target audience; a freedom built-in to the design of their small business and one which they rely on in order to survive. Chapter 147 will force current mobile food truck vendors to park at least 100 feet away from any brick and mortar establishments and 50 feet away from any other mobile food truck, effectively uprooting us from our most trafficked, consumer-serving spots. We opened our trucks so that we could specifically move around and satisfy a diverse base of consumers on the move; people like us who have limited time and budgets.
Our mobile food truck businesses should not have to take the blame for struggling brick and mortar establishments. In the past, local favorite food trucks have been wrongfully blamed for the economic woes of nearby businesses - more upscale, dinner establishments, which in fact cater to a distinctly different crowd; not the commuter crowd and others who lack the convenience of time who we serve. This crowd is the force behind our business prosperity – people who themselves cannot spend time at sit-down spots, spots such as those we are being pushed away from by chapter 147, due to such unfounded, exaggerated finger-pointing. We’re at their mercy. Please help.