MIDLAND, PA – Borough officials want to know who is selling meals to local foodies. Midland Council Thursday will review an ordinance that would require food trucks to obtain a permit before selling meals in the borough.

“We’re trying to be proactive,” said Roylin Petties, vice president of Midland Council who oversees the legislative committee in the borough. “If a resident comes in and says they ate off the Roylin Petties taco truck and got sick, we want to know who is in our town and soliciting our community members.”

Food trucks have spiked in popularity in recent years. Restaurants such as Beaver’s Biba and Hanover Township’s Pigs in Paradise take an adapted menu on the road in a truck or van that has been approved by the state. Petties said local businesses approached council about food trucks parking in town to sell food during events at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

Petties said popular shows at Lincoln Park have cause an increase in the number of food trucks coming through the borough.

“They know we have a limited number of restaurants,” Petties said. “If that restaurant fills up, there aren’t many options.”

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