STAMFORD, CT – Food trucks seem to be the latest craze in the restaurant industry, but with their ever-increasing success, how should they be regulated? Stamford city officials want to impose new restrictions for the popular mobile food vendors.
Stamford has already hosted several food truck events, and is home to a number of the vendor vehicles as well. City officials want to implement new regulations for food trucks, including clean-up, parking restrictions, and limits on the number of customers in line.
While business may be booming for these portable purveyors, stationary establishments seem to be suffering the consequences of food trucks’ success. Currently, there are no restrictions on food trucks in terms of parking and proximity to businesses, and Stamford restaurants are requesting distance regulations be put in place for food trucks, according to Sandy Goldstein, president of Stamford Downtown.