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Yvonne Castaneda

Yvonne Castaneda was born and raised in El Paso.  After navigating the regulatory red tape of paperwork and inspections, Yvonne became a licensed mobile food vendor and began vending out of her retrofitted-van.  Her vending business—named Destiny’s Ice Cream and Snacks after her daughter—is how she supports her family.  Over the past five years, her vending business has steadily grown one customer at a time.  She has worked hard to develop an attractive menu, educate herself about entrepreneurship, study food handling, and keep her van in good condition.

  • January 26, 2011    |   Economic Liberty

    El Paso Vending

    El Paso Mobile Food Vendors Challenge City’s Effort to Run Them Out of Town

    Should the city of El Paso, Texas, be allowed to turn itself into a No-Vending Zone in order to protect brick-and-mortar restaurants from competition? The Institute for Justice sought an answer to this question in a major federal lawsuit filed January 26, 2011 on behalf of four El Paso mobile food vendors. This lawsuit launched…

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