The requirements to get a permit for operating a food truck in Dallas have never been well-defined. Until today, only trucks originally built as mobile food trucks could then operate in Dallas. A vehicle that started life as a stepvan or a bus and was gutted and retrofitted to become a gourmet food truck was a no-no. It was impossible to get such a truck permitted. Even trailers, such as Trailercakes’ “Bubbles” or the Hot Box, had difficulty getting a full permit.
Hello, Angela Hunt and the Dallas “Quality of Life” committee! Their proposed changes to make Dallas a funky food truck friendly town were passed by the Dallas City Council today. You can read the QOL document here.
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For Dallas, that means that we should soon see food trucks such as Good Karma Kitchen and So-Cal Tacos. We’ll see Trailercakes out more often, instead of just at special events. And perhaps, hopefully, Hot Box will resurface again.