Some startling news just came in over the tipline from Jerome Chang, owner of one of the city's most well loved high-end food carts, The Dessert Truck. Threats from other vendors and parking tickets are one thing, but this is highly disconcerting:
We can't open! Yesterday, the city notified us that the mobile food vendor's permit used by DessertTruck is no longer valid. For reasons too confusing and vague for us to understand, the city denied the permit holder the right to renew his permit.
What does this mean? We can't sell on the street to passersby. It does NOT mean we are out of business - we will continue to cater private events and find a way to open to the public again. As for all the knotty red tape that binds all mobile food vendors, we're developing a special ray gun for that.A small snafu or the beginning of a larger city backlash against these newfangled trucks? It's hard to say at this early point, but things look dicey indeed.
Thank you in advance to all our awesome customers who patiently await our return in one form or another. And a big thank you to our crew, present and past for supporting us – Bill, Colin, Craig, Grace, Jenica, Kevin, Lawpo, Luis, Mallory, Susana, Travis& Vincent!
We'll post updates on our website and Twitter feed as they become available.
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