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Show your support to help the mobile food industry spread across the country without the hindrance of laws that require food truck owners operate under restrictions that protect one business model over another (i.e. brick and mortar restaurants).

Letter to
Local governments across the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Local governments across the United States.

Show your support to help the mobile food industry spread across the country without the hindrance of laws that require food truck owners operate under restrictions that protect one business model over another (i.e. brick and mortar restaurants).

This won't happen with the current laws in many cities. The codes that typically govern mobile vendors are outdated and overly restrictive. Let's agree to change these laws, so that they encourage new business, benefit neighborhoods, and build the strength of your city's restaurant industry.

Some of the restrictive laws that should be eliminated are:

Those which prevent cooking onboard food trucks.
Those which prevent food trucks from parking in downtowns or business districts.
Those which restrict the distance from restaurants a food truck can park.
Those which limit the hours a food truck can operate if they differ from other businesses.
Those which prevent food trucks from parking in metered parking locations.
Those which prevent food trucks from operating in public right of ways.

Food trucks are an important source of economic opportunity for entrepreneurs of all types. They can enhance the culinary culture of your city, increase employment, enliven streets, and provide food options in underserved areas - if you let them.

Sincerely,