Friday, April 24, 2015

Brainerd, Minnesota Food Truck Ordinance Passes!

Article written by Chelsey Perkins via the Brainerd Dispatch:
An ordinance governing food trucks in the city of Brainerd is now on the books.
In a 5-2 vote, the Brainerd City Council approved the ordinance Monday night, establishing the permitted boundaries, hours of operation and uses.
The ordinance covers all "transient food units," including trailers, wagons, carts and seasonal temporary food stands. The trucks will be allowed to park in eight designated zones, on public and private property in the city, most from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the downtown zone, hours of operation allowed are from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The trucks will be allowed to sell only food and nonalcoholic beverages and must acquire a license from the city of Brainerd. Operators are not allowed to draw attention to themselves with audible noise or music beyond the unit, nor is exterior lighting permitted. Sales are not permitted within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant or bar that serves food or within the same distance from the property perimeter of any festival, sporting event or civic event.

Full Article in Brainerd Dispatch about Food Truck Ordinance Passing

Click the links for more information on food trucks:

Link to a great recent article on food truck positives and negatives:

Application for Food Truck vendor in Brainerd, Minnesota

Here is a link to a successful food truck in Los Angeles, CA.