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Mobile Food Vendor Freedom Ordinance

Municipal legislation to remove unnecessary roadblocks for food truck entrepreneurs

Starting a food truck has helped many entrepreneurs realize the American dream. These mobile kitchens create jobs and provide an economic boost to the communities they serve.

Unfortunately, many counties and cities make it near to impossible for food trucks to operate. Some even ban food trucks altogether—often at the bequest of brick-and-mortar businesses that capture the regulatory process to prevent competition.

IJ’s Model Mobile Food Vendor Freedom Ordinance helps local governments remove unnecessary obstacles for food truck entrepreneurs. The model creates a simple process for applying for a food truck license. It also provides clear standards regarding where and how food trucks can operate.

Additionally, the model streamlines inspections. The model allows for regular inspections but ensures the inspection regime is rationally tied protecting consumers. It further protects public health and safety by making sure the county or city has the ability to investigate complaints of foodborne illness.

In counties and cities across America, food truck businesses have created economic opportunity and countless jobs. By enacting IJ’s Model Mobile Food Vendor Freedom Ordinance, local governments can encourage and support these small businesses while providing consumers with new and tasty offerings.

Model Legislation

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