BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – A food fight between food truck vendors and area restaurants has been going on for quite some time.
Now, after tabling the proposed set of rules for six months, the Buffalo Common Council may vote on that proposal for food trucks in the Queen City.
Under these guidelines, mobile trucks would have to stay at least 100 feet away from any restaurant with an open kitchen and licensed hot dog vendors. The trucks must also stay 50 feet away from any city sanctioned festival, according to the rules.
The truck operators said they have agreed to these conditions at this time. The restaurant owners said they fought for these restrictions because they feel that the trucks parked any closer than 100 feet would take business away from them and cause other problems.
Now, the decision is in the hand of the common council. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown had said in earlier discussions that he would support this proposal if it is voted on by the council.
The council is holding their regularly scheduled meeting at 2 p.m. at City Hall to discuss these matters this afternoon. Eyewitness News will have an update on the outcome.