Food trucks will not be allowed in the America’s Cup Park or America’s Cup Village during the upcoming international regatta, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
The event’s “master concessionaire,” Levy Premium Foodservice, has asked for applications for 27 food and beverage slots and 12 booths, but has specifically excluded food trucks, according to the newspaper. It’s also looking for vendors for a separate 5,000-square-foot sports bar and food and beverage outlet. Read More
Clothing boutiques, beauty salons, dog groomers, financial providers and art galleries are going mobile in San Francisco, and city officials are drafting regulations as they anticipate a boom similar to food trucks.
When startup hopefuls walk into City Hall about once a week seeking permits for their mobile businesses, those working the counter at the Office of Small Business, overseen by the Small Business Commission, can only shrug; no such permit exists. But that could soon change.
San Francisco’s mobile food movement pleases palates with curbside delicacies such as Naughty Naan and Kalua pork sliders. But the craze frustrates the owners of stationary restaurants who are forced to watch their customers wooed away by businesses that don’t pay rent.
Pressure has been mounting for The City to intervene. Read More
Students would have more lunch choices and mobile vendors more space to operate under a new proposal to ease food restrictions near public schools, but parent groups say the plan will just make it easier for kids to snack on unhealthy meals. Read More
Some restaurant owners want The City’s guidelines for food trucks sent back to the kitchen.
Legislation adopted earlier this year was intended to strike a balance between terrestrial eateries and their mobile counterparts. But some restaurant and building owners say the arrangement doesn’t go far enough to prevent food trucks from swarming areas with a high density of restaurants. Read More
Some restaurants and building owners in the Financial District are taking a stand against food trucks, which they say create unfair competition, and want The City’s Board of Appeals to tell their roving rivals to hit the road.Since March, The City’s Department of Public Works has issued 16 permits to food trucks under a revised ordinance for mobile food vendors. Of those, three are on hold as they face appeals from neighbors. Read More
One nugget from Zagat’s 2012 survey of Bay Area restaurants that has gotten less media attention than The City’s below-average tipping is San Franciscans’ mixed feelings about food trucks and carts.The mobile meals are ranked both in the top three and worst three developments to San Francisco’s food scene in Zagat’s 2012 survey, which is based on responses from more than 10,600 Bay Area diners. Read More
After many requests from readers, I finally dove into the food truck phenomenon in San Francisco. As a longtime street-food eater, particularly in Asia and India, where specialization is the rule, and stalls and carts are right on the pavement and completely open to view, the rolling kitchens in San Francisco feel removed and a bit soulless. Read More
Would cheap Korean beef tacos still smell as sweet if you didn’t have to hunt to find them?
Trendy street-food vendors could park at a triangular parking lot at 11th and Harrison streets near Costco seven days a week under a new proposal. Instead of relying on Twitter for seller updates or weekly Off the Grid fixes, the SoMa Street Food Park would be a permanent, cheap chow stop. Read More