Food Trucks Will Make Big Things Happen in Dallas

Austin’s street food scene has a big reputation and it has made the city an even bigger foodie destination — but unfortunately, Dallas lags far behind. Food-truck entrepreneurs in Dallas are banned from public property with the exception of the Central Business District. Even on private property, the city requires the written permission of the property owner and an itinerary. These regulations make it extremely difficult to operate. While the city professes its desire to “Make Big Things Happen Here,” stifling entrepreneurship is a recipe for the exact opposite.

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Click here to tell the City of Dallas that “Making Big Things Happen Here” includes greater freedom for food trucks. 

The DFW Food Truck Association, a group of more than 20 food truck owners, wants to bring its delicious, innovative food to everyone in the city. The association seeks to change the city’s regulations to allow the roaming of food trucks on public and private property.

Want to get involved? Contact Melinda Haring, activism manager, at mharing@ij.org

The evidence supporting food trucks is unequivocal: food trucks make cities more vibrant, they draw more people onto the streets which benefits traditional restaurants and they are the best low-cost model for entrepreneurs to test their ideas and eventually expand.

The Dallas city council should figure out that customers and entrepreneurs want big opportunities, not big government.  


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