CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Food trucks are more popular than ever right now, but a decade-old city ordinance forced one local food truck to stop operations.
Hank Harrison and Xavier Ramos met in college. They both knew they wanted to start a business after they graduated so Harrison suggested they do it right here in Corpus Christi.
The ordinance bans food truck vendors from operating within 500 feet of a hospital, which is where a majority of their business comes from. Hank and Xavier complied.
Xavier said, “We volunteered our time to actually help the city represent the mobile food truck vendors, it’s a new thing for Corpus and a new thing happening all over the U.S.”
The City admits it’s time to update their ordinance.
Lauren Rabe, Division Manager with the Environmental & Consumer Health Services, said “As we update this and we continue to have these city forums then open forums with residents and mobile food vending owners, we’re able to address these issues in the new ordinance we put together.”
Hank and Xavier say they’ll continue to work with the city however they can and want to bring more outdoor events and business to the community.
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