LONDON, ONTARIO – It’s taken time, patience and some persistence but after overcoming some early skeptics, London’s food truck operators say they’ve become an accepted part of the city’s culinary culture.

There were early concerns the trucks would hurt bricks-and-mortar restaurants. Others worried they would block streets or create garbage.

But truck operators who spoke to CBC say they’ve turned a corner in gaining acceptance from both the public and council and they’re looking ahead to a busy summer season. Last month London’s food truck operators formed their own association to represent the seven trucks that operate in the city.

At a recent meeting, the city’s licensing department recommended trimming each truck’s annual licence fee from $1,225 to $500. Truck owners say that change alone is a sign London food trucks have a smooth road ahead.

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