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The Dallas City Council is voting to ease restrictions on food trucks

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas City Council voted this week to ease restrictions and reduce payments for mobile food units such as food trucks.

Some of the rules include not being able to prepare raw fish or poultry, and vendors must go to the commissariat every day.

“It will be very good for me, it will probably reduce my annual payments. I had to make a difference to be able to eat raw chicken because it is against the rules, so I have to make a change every year,” said Patrick Gibbons, owner of OFC Truck.

Better Block chief executive Krista Nightengale led the effort after learning of the city’s barriers to food vendors.

“The goal was simply to remove or reduce barriers for operators,” Nightengale said.

This can allow food vendors to be in places called “Food Machine Zones” at places like Pacific Park Plaza or Kiest Park in Oak Cliff, thereby increasing the variety of food choices you can eat.

“Hopefully for the operators, this will give us more opportunities, and it opens it up to people from all over Dallas to test their ideas,” Nightengale said.

“It will expand places, have more food trucks, and increase the consumer base,” Gibbons said.

The Dallas City Council will reconsider the order a year later to see if there are any changes.

The Dallas City Council is voting to ease restrictions on food trucks

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