The city of El Paso, Texas, repealed a law that prohibited mobile food trucks from operating within 1,000 feet of any restaurant, grocer, or convenience store, according to KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas.
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Editor's Insight: These legislative battles between traditional restaurants and mobile food trucks will become more frequent as the mobile food trucks seek a more mainstream role. The move has been spearheaded, ironically, by many higher-end restaurants that have expanded into the mobile food truck business as a way to reach more customers.
Restaurants that try to restrict mobile food trucks with zoning rules will face an uphill battle as consumers respond favorably to the higher quality food and improved value offered by the new generation of mobile food trucks. 05-03-11 by Elliot Maras