Covington, Ky. Residents debated a new city zoning law will let vending trucks and food carts sell in many commercial areas of Covington, but not on city streets or sidewalks, according to www.cincinnati.com in Cincinnati, Ohio. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: One characteristic of the new food trucks is they are changing the character of some urban areas. The Covington, Ky. city officials see the trucks as a way to revitalize depressed parts of the city, despite opposition from brick and mortar restaurants who don’t want the competition.
Vending and onsite foodservice operators need to upgrade their offerings to meet this rising new foodservice channel. The trucks’ main benefit is the convenience they offer consumers, meaning they are taking on vending and onsite foodservice operators head on. 08-17-12 By Elliot Maras