Monday, June 11, 2012

Markets In Everything: Sheboygan Food Trucks

"[Food trucks] are becoming increasingly popular in Sheboygan (Wisconsin), where at least a half dozen mobile food trucks are now operating and several more are looking to start, mirroring a similar trend in recent years in other U.S. cities. In Sheboygan, there are now food trucks serving pizza, ice cream, hot dogs, gyros, and tacos, along with Fleck's, which serves fish, shrimp, brats, burgers and other food. 

Interest in opening mobile food trucks has been running so high that the Common Council last month passed an ordinance aimed at bringing some order to a trend that seems to have popped up overnight."

HT: James Testwuide

9 Comments:

At 6/11/2012 9:19 AM, Blogger Larry G said...

what exactly does "bringing order" mean?

 
At 6/11/2012 11:17 AM, Blogger Pulverized Concepts said...

Some entrepreneurial types are avoiding the problem of where to park their food truck by serving "on the fly" on ring freeways. Customers drive beside the truck, order their food and are served without stopping their journey. There has a been a problem with napkins and currency blowing away but that's being solved by enclosing them in containers like those used in pneumatic tubes.

 
At 6/11/2012 3:32 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"what exactly does "bringing order" mean?"

That means enhancing city revenue by imposing regulations, license requirements, and inspection fees, as well as fines for non compliance on this previously untapped revenue stream.

 
At 6/11/2012 3:33 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

the heck you say.. that doesn't sound like a "free market" at all...

;-)

 
At 6/11/2012 6:32 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Legalize push cart vendors...then you will really open up markets and get great food

 
At 6/11/2012 6:33 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Legalize push cart vendors...then you will really open up markets and get great food

 
At 6/12/2012 12:07 AM, Blogger randian said...

Why is order required?

 
At 6/12/2012 3:13 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

randian: "Why is order required?"

Oh, you know, we can't have unbridled capitalism spewing prosperity in all directions.

 
At 6/12/2012 6:09 AM, Blogger Larry G said...

do food trucks need to be regulated any more or less than bricks/mortar food service establishments?

how should businesses that don't own land and instead use publically-paid-for infrastructure (roads/sidewalks) be fairly charged for that use (or not)?

 

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