In the entire state of California, only Riverside County bans mobile food facilities.
According to ShareKitchen.org research:
In 2007, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors upheld Ordinance 580 which was created in the 1980’s to combat illegal street food vendors. At the time, “Roach Coaches” were a prevalent public nuisance and the ordinance served to protect the public from food poisoning, poor sanitation and injuries which occurred when people tried to cook inside moving vehicles. These public safety concerns have been addressed by combining a little more common sense with today’s mobile commercial kitchen capabilities including the installation of monitors that ensure proper food temperatures, hand sinks and ware washing facilities.
San Bernardino County has recognized and acknowledged times are changing, having lifted their ban on food trucks in June 2012. These advances in mobile kitchen technologies aren’t enough to sway the Riverside County Board of Supervisors who claim there “just isn’t enough demand to address the issue.” Multiple food truck festivals have been held in our county with great success and have become annual events.
We want gourmet grilled cheese, bacon-wrapped brownies and pancakes and bacon flavored cupcakes year-round! Day or night. On a Tuesday.