Council Passes Food Truck Changes

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The New Orleans City Council passed new rules for food trucks Thursday.

As many as 75 more food trucks will be allowed to work in the city but their permits will only be good for one year.

They have to operate at least 200 feet from restaurants and are prohibited in the French Quarter, CBD and parts of Frenchmen Street.

The trucks will be allowed to park in one area for four hours.

“After many months of working with my colleagues on the Council, the Food Truck Coalition, small business development organizations, the Louisiana Restaurant Association, the State Department of Health and Hospitals, and others, I am pleased that we have finally made some long-overdue updates to the City’s mobile vending laws.” Council President Stacy Head said.