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JACKSON, WY – The Jackson Town Council will consider today whether food trucks should be allowed within town limits.

Town rules do not specifically prohibit food trucks, but Jackson’s municipal code and land development regulations make such operations “likely unfeasible,” a staff report prepared for the meeting said.

The town has received a handful of inquiries about allowing mobile food units in the past. The most recent was during a December council meeting when Gabe Aufderheide, owner of Gourmet Mountain Dogs, asked during general public comment whether the town would look into allowing them.

The council will discuss the issue at a 3 p.m. workshop today at Town Hall.

Aufderheide operates his business during the summer only, catering events in and out of the valley. He and a business partner have a mobile unit outfitted for the job.

“We know that this is a topic that has a lot of room for growth if this is something that the town wants to consider,” Aufderheide said at the December meeting.

Mayor Mark Barron and other councilors had concerns that food trucks would compete with restaurants that have more significant overhead cost burdens. Food trucks, for example, don’t have to provide parking and connect to municipal water and sewer lines.

“It’s not a level playing field,” Barron said at the meeting.

Still, the council will discuss the issue at the meeting today.

Others have pointed out that larger cities recently have made moves to allow food trucks, which have rapidly grown in popularity.

Find the entire article at jhnewsandguide.com <here>

Jackson MI park with food trucksJACKSON, MI – Many downtown Jackson business owners and residents say the possibility of a new park on the grounds of the former Consumers Energy site is a positive development for the city.

City officials recently voted to move forward with a plan to convert the former headquarters at 212 W. Michigan Ave. into a park, featuring space for food trucks and the possibility of a movie screen.

The project would cost about $400,000 according to officials, who say the tab will be covered using federal funds.

“Sounds like a great idea and I’m really excited for it,” said Tim Stairs, owner of Nostalgia Ink. “Getting more people downtown is always a good thing.”

Jackson City Manager Patrick Burtch said the plan is to have the park open by July 4, 2014.

Carlos Perez, owner of Chilango’s Burrito Bar on the corner of Michigan Avenue and S. Mechanic Street, said he’s “very happy” with all the new niceties opening in downtown Jackson. Perez opened Chilango’s Burrito Bar earlier this year.

“Business owners and the DDA are trying hard to revive downtown Jackson,” he said. “A new park is a great addition.”

“Living downtown just keeps getting better.”

Perez said his Mexican restaurant lends itself well to the possibility of a Chilango’s food truck downtown.

Find the entire article by Will Forgrave at mlive.com <here>

In Mobile Cuisine Magazine’s quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend.


Food Trucks Line Up to Support Cancer Care – SUMMERLIN, NV Food trucks from around southern Nevada lined up at the Nevada Cancer Institute to sell food and support cancer patients.

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Downtown Challenge: In the Food Truck Trenches – LOS ANGELES, CA – A Reporter Finds That It’s Hard to Shift Into Gear in the Mobile Cuisine World.

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Food truck operator fined by the state – JACKSON, MS – A Jackson chef who has been serving grilled cuisine from a long-bed trailer behind his pickup did not have a food permit from the state Department of Health.

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Wagyu Wagon Ups Ante of Food Trucks – CHICAGO, IL – Food on wheels is far from a new idea, although it may seem that way here in Chicago.

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Varied dishes on food trucks can literally provide a movable feast – LANSING, MI – Nina Santucci and Anthony Maiale are taking working in close quarters to a new level.

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