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Offline loveATL

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Food Trucks Taking a Bite Out of Restaurants
« on: October 12, 2011, 11:56:47 AM »

Interesting article.  Thoughts?  Do trucks that operate in multiple counties have to have licenses for each county?

Offline Lorenzo

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Re: Food Trucks Taking a Bite Out of Restaurants
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 01:34:48 PM »
So, some restaurants are whining that they can't handle fair free-market competition because for years they were sheltered from it by archaic laws that benefited them?  Maybe the fact that Atlanta didn't have food trucks offering inexpensive, fast, interesting food has led to a proliferation of mediocre low-end restaurants that economics now dictate will not survive.

As I see it, there is nothing unfair about restaurants competing with low-overhead food trucks because each should be offering something that the other does not.  If a restaurant is not offering a restaurant-quality meal experience, it needs to understand that it's susceptible to competition from a food truck.  Or maybe Atlantans don't want or need so many "restaurants."  You don't need a restaurant to sell tacos.  There are loads of other cities around the world where it's understood that if you want a sit-down meal with good service and nicely presented food you patronize a restaurant, and if you want food on-the-go you patronize a street vendor/truck/cart/etc.  It's possible that the novelty of street food in Atlanta initially will draw customers who would otherwise have gone to a restaurant, but I suspect that will wear off after a while.  Each type of food outlet needs to find its own niche and price point for what it offers.


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