Food Fight

September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 11:24 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 11:24 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Kathleen Haggerty moved back to Western New York to launch a food truck business after being away for 30 years, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.

"When I first went down to City Hall," Haggerty said, "and went to the department of licensing and said I was going to bring a food truck to Buffalo, I was told they didn't have licensing for them."

Fast forward a few months and her food truck, The Whole Hog, is up and running.

But now Haggerty and other food truck owners have found themselves in a demolition derby with some landlords and restaurant owners trying to run them off the road.

"To allow them to come in and unfairly compete with businesses that have made to huge capital investment and are paying real estate taxes to the City of Buffalo," said Buffalo developer Carl Paladino, "That's just not fair."

The two sides will square off on Thursday morning at a public hearing at Buffalo City Hall. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. on the 14th floor.