Food trucks have become more popular than ever over the past few years in the U.S. due to social media and the unique ideas of street food.
Social media has played a huge role in promoting the food truck business, and in some cases even made the businesses more successful than the restaurants near.
Unique street food ideas are the basis of some food trucks, and the cuisine they sell appeals to people, especially ones looking for something different to eat. The top food trucks in America have been known to promote vegan food, barbecue, Korean fusion, grilled cheese, and tacos.
Although the people of the States are absolutely loving the food truck craze, downtown resturaunts claim they're suffering from the popularity of food truck businesses. While most people would claim that the food truck businesses near would advertise restaraunts close by, some business owners would have to disagree.
In Wilmington, Deleware many restaraunt businesses have been pressured by the food truck craze taking the city by storm.
"I have had to decrease and cut employees’ time,” said India Sutton, the general manager of The Rat Pack Bistro at 300 Delaware Ave. “You could potentially put somebody out of business,” Sutton said. “It just killed us. It really did.”
Restaurateurs and food truck operators spoke at a Wilmington city council meeting about the ordinance which would institute a program letting food trucks sell their cuisine on city streets. The members of the Transportation and Public Works committee voted in favor of the ordinance, and the full committee will vote on it next month.
What do you think? Should food trucks have the freedom to park where they please? Or does it get in the way of restaurant entrepreneurs?
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