You don’t see mobile food trucks at events, fairs and festivals inside the city limits of Mandeville, but that could soon change. The City Council is expected to take up an ordinance dealing with food trucks at its meeting Thursday night.

“Well, I think sounds like a fun idea, as long as they clean-up after themselves and put out lots of garbage cans for the people,” Christina Rees said as she walked her dog near the Mandeville beach.

“Yes, definitely. Definitely on the special events. We need plenty, plenty trucks,” Cindie Cook said, as she watched her grandson Clayton enjoy the lakefront playground.

Most people are accustomed to seeing the mobile food trucks at local events and a handful of local businesses, including a couple of restaurants, would like to have that opportunity in Mandeville.

With outlets in both Mandeville and Covington, Coffee Rani operates a mobile food truck from its Covington location. The truck handles everything from school lunches to festivals. They’d like the opportunity to expand into Mandeville.

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