Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
Monday, November 21, 2011
Columbia, South Carolina Food Trucks Win Victory over Protectionist Restaurant Association
COLUMBIA, SC - "The new guys in the food game were served a victory at Columbia city council Tuesday night.
A nearly two-hour public hearing on proposals by the Columbia Restaurant Association to keep the increasingly popular food trucks from parking too close to traditional restaurants ended with council voting 5-1 to adopt an ordinance drawn up by the city's planning commission that included none of the restaurant association's extreme measures."
In the video above, Scott Hall, owner of Bone-In Artisan Barbeque on Wheels asks, "Is it City Council's job to protect existing restaurants from legal competition? I certainly don't think it is."