When the Going Gets Tough… Ban Taco Trucks

The Associated Press reports this morning that Los Angeles County has passed a law making it a misdemeanor crime for taco trucks to stay in a spot longer than one hour. The reason?

“Many restaurants are forced to close their doors because they cannot compete with a catering truck’s prices,” said Louis Herrera, president of the Greater East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. “It’s unfair competition.”

Maybe if the area restaurants were to serve better food, they might be able to compete with a delicious, greasy and contaminated street taco… That said, consider how taco-trucker attorney Phillip Greenwald came to the defense of the taqueros ambulantes:

“This is parking, after all,” he said. “They’re not selling porn, they’re not selling drugs. This is food and beverages.”

Well, Mr. Greenwald, you just gave Mexican taco truckers an excellent idea!

3 thoughts on “When the Going Gets Tough… Ban Taco Trucks

  1. I can’t imagine my hood without taco trucks. I have taco trucks, Chimichurri trucks, Ecuadorian food trucks, shopping carts with elotes, pig heads on grills, something that looks like a cross between ice cream and coolwhip, tamale pots, empanada baskets. I don’t ever need to go inside to eat!

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