Petition to Everyone , Military, Military Families, Small Businesses, Marines
Let Other Food Trucks on Camp Lejeune Rifle Range besides MCCS "Stop Monolopy of MCCS"
We need your HELP! We need at least 150 Signatures to get NOTICED, Thank you for sharing this and signing to support this cause! To Whom It May Concern: I am writing in regard to a very concerning issue. In May of 2018, Jarvis – an active duty Gunnery Sargent in the Marine Corps -- and Stephanie Jones (Owners of King of the South Hot Dog Stand) approached MCCS Food and Hospitality Division with an inquiry of wanting to serve food on base at the Stone Bay Rifle Range. This was made clear from the beginning that this location was the only one they intended to serve at, due to it being in a location that is beneficial to Marines that are in a situation that limits their option for food, since they are at the range a large portion of the day. Many Marines, young and seasoned alike, may not always pack a lunch or want the only option currently at the range – MCCS gut truck food that is sold at a gouging priced and is microwaved instead of being served hot and fresh. As the start date of King of the South Hot Dog Stand arrived on January 22nd, 2019, they were told they had to set up in a completely different location, Camp Johnson. This was not the goal or premise that they invested in to start this business. Additionally, it has been brought to the owner’s attention that Anthony Rogers, Director of the MCCS Food and Hospitality Division, has no intentions of letting them set up on the rifle range due to him wanting only the MCCS gut trucks out there to monopolize the area. This hesitantly forced King of the South to set up on Camp Johnson, where the opportunity to serve to the Marines in a central location was quickly shut down due to the loss of profits from other food industries on that base. In lieu of finding a solution, Mr. Rogers placed King of the South on MCCS New River, which led to their sales plummeting and barely covering their daily running costs. With this location, a similar issue arose, and MCX requested they move from their premises on which they were originally granted to set up on. Due to these protests, it is clear that a monopoly is in place and MCCS Food and Hospitality supports it one hundred percent. But the monopoly isn’t the only problem, it has also created a supply and demand issue that has led to gouging prices. In the last week of February 2019, a Marine sent a photo to another Marine and complained of his gut truck purchase, consisting of a microwaved chicken sandwich and a Rice Krispy Treat. The total of this purchase came to $9.50. That is a price that is unfair and unreasonable in the areas they have chosen to set up in. King of the South Hot Dog Stand offers two, freshly cooked hotdogs, made to order at the price of two hot dogs for $5, chips $1 and a soda a $1. This purchase total comes to $7 and they are getting more for their money at a reasonable price. Therefore, King of the South Hot Dog Stand should have a fair and equal opportunity to serve on base in a central location that can be in line with the gut trucks in order to give Marines the options and pricing they deserve. King of the South owners and employees will not back down until a change is made. Respectfully, Ashley Livingston – Wife of Veteran Marine and King of the South Employee
Petition to Chattanooga City Council
Repeal City of Chattanooga's ordinance not allowing food trucks to sell from the street
Ever wonder why you don't see food trucks selling food/drinks on Chattanooga's downtown city streets? The city has had an ordinance in place since 2012 (Section 20-149 (a)), that states, "mobile food unit are prohibited from operating on city streets, sidewalks or public property within the city limits". This petition is being made to repeal this ordinance so we can allow our food trucks back on city streets. Food Trucks have grown in popularity over the last few years in Chattanooga and other cities across the United State with great success. Repealing this ordinance would create a fun environment for people & families of all ages to get out, socialize with the community, and enjoy delicious food & drink. It also helps people who work downtown during the week not take their entire lunch break looking for parking, being rushed and arriving late back to work Lifting this ordinance would also support the local economy and small businesses. Win-win! Chattanooga is such a great town that has evolved so much in the last 5 years, it's time to remove this ordinance and let our great local food trucks set up on roads and serve the people. Please take a moment to sign our petition, leave a comment and please please Share! We will keep you updated on our progress! Thank you in advance!
Petition to Town of Morristown
Increase the Amount of Food Truck Permits in Morristown
Food trucks are one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Over 5,000 food trucks exist in the United States, primarily in urban cores - with annual revenue hovering around $1.2 billion (according to this report.) Morristown currently only has five food truck permits available to the public, with multiple of those being "MIA". We need your help to show the Town of Morristown that residents within our region want food truck permits expanded to include more businesses. You can find out more about This Is Morristown and our mission by clicking here.
Petition to Mayor Langfelder
Don't tighten restrictions on downtown food trucks!
Mayor Langfelder wants to tighten the restrictions on food trucks originally put it place. He wants to increase the distance the trucks are required to park from restaurants from 50 ft to 300 ft. 300ft is equivalent to almost an entire block downtown. We want more, not fewer, food trucks downtown and it would be amazing to see an actual vibrant food culture downtown. Please sign this petition to dissuade Mayor Langfelder from increasing the required distance. Also, PLEASE SHARE! Thanks in advance! Related Media: 6/4/17 - http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170614/food-trucks-forced-to-relocate-despite-complying-with-city-rules 6/19/17 - http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170619/letter-springfield-should-encourage-thriving-food-culture 6/23/17 - http://foxillinois.com/news/local/debate-heats-up-between-food-truck-owners-and-city-officials-06-23-2017