AKRON, OH – Officials in Akron aren’t exactly eating up the food-truck craze.
The president of the city council in Akron said Monday that a committee will look into food trucks and what effect they’ve had on established restaurants in other cities where they are popular.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports local food-truck operators and their supporters have been lobbying council through social media and other means to permit them in the city.
But the Downtown Akron Partnership has raised concerns about food trucks competing with downtown restaurants.
Food truck operators, who showed up at the council meeting for the third straight week, said they’re pleased the city is at least considering their request.
Other cities around the country are also dealing with the proliferation of food trucks.
Food trucks have become a popular staple for those in downtown Cleveland. During the summer, food trucks are celebrated with Walnut Wednesdays.