Sacramento food truck and restaurant owners left Friday's City Hall meeting with a recipe for success.
“The outcome was fantastic,” said Chris Jarosz, of the Wicked ‘Wich truck. “I couldn’t be happier.”
That’s because both sides reached an agreement on a new set of rules and regulations.
“The restaurant owners really get to protect their business and food truck operators have a place to be,” said City Councilman Jay Schenirer.
While the specifics were not released, the major issues brought to the table were where food trucks could park and how long they could stay and the new extended hours of operation are sounding quite tasty.
Before Friday’s meeting, a city ordinance only allowed food trucks to be in one spot for no longer than 30 minutes. Food truck operators say that’s not nearly enough time.
“It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to set up, you take one or two orders and by that time you have to hit the road,” said Jeremy Lopez, operator of the Fuzion Eatz truck.
Next on the menu is the completion of a new ordinance, but for now, many believe this ruling sets a precedent.
Both sides are scheduled to meet again Sept. 8.