Recently some big legal shake-ups went down in the food truck business here in Orlando. On May 20, the Orlando City Council passed a temporary-use permit measure for local food truck owners. The measure started immediately and means that anyone doing food truck business in Orlando has to acquire a mobile food-vending permit, a license from the state Department of Business and professional Regulation’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants, and a business tax receipt.
Other regulations include:
• cannot do business in a right-of-way, meaning no curbside service
• cannot do business in an “unimproved areas,” such as unpaved parking lots
• cannot do ANY business in downtown Orlando proper unless they’re under concession license with the city
So what does this mean? Remember the Korean taco trucks you see everyday at gas stations? They gotta go. No more sushi trucks outside of the Imperial Wine Bar.
Thankfully, the Food Truck Bazaars run by The Daily City are legal, because the Fashion Square Mall is named as a “special event” location where food trucks are allowed to gather.
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