WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – New restrictions are in place on food trucks in Wilmington.
City council approved a plan Tuesday night that strikes a balance between the community's hunger for this growing trend in food and concerns from existing eateries.
As a result, council set up rules on the length of time which a food truck can be parked at a specific location.
For example, food trucks can only be parked for the same spot in the Central Business District for five hours.
This comes after concerns were raised by existing restaurant owners in the CBD about food trucks creating unfair competition for their eateries.
Also in the CBD, no more than one mobile food unit is allowed operate on an individual site per day and no mobile food truck can operate on more than two individual sites per day.
Mobile food units are also not allowed to operate within 75 feet of the main entrance of the nearest restaurant during the restaurant's posted hours of operation. If a food cart is less than five feet in length, they can be 25 feet from a restaurant's entrance.
All food trucks also must obtain an annual permit from the City Manger.
To see all of the food truck regulations, click here.
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