With entrepreneurs deploying food trucks in cities across the country, a number of business owners in New York City have banded together to form the New York Food Truck Association.
According to the association’s website, “The New York City Food Truck Association (NYCFTA) is an association of small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development. The Association aims to reinvent food truck vending in a way that is beneficial to New Yorkers, New York City, food truck entrepreneurs, and their patrons.”
According to a Wall Street Journal article, some of the issues the association plans to tackle are disputes over locations where food trucks can idle and dealing with city ordinances that prevent idling at metered spots.
While there is no official count of the number of food trucks operating in New York City, estimates show a group of more than 50 vendors, not counting hundreds of ice cream trucks.
[via Business Fleet]
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