18 Mar Sydney Food Trucks are here to stay: Clover Moore
Hospitality Magazine shares the good news about the Sydney Food Truck Trial.
Article by Aoife Boothroyd
Sydney’s fleet of food trucks have been given the green light to become a permanent fixture on the city’s streets following a two year trial.
Since the launch in 2012, Sydneysiders have demonstrated strong support for the trial, and a council vote last night cemented the future of the food truck program by making it permanent.
The City of Sydney will issue permits for up to 50 innovative operators over the next two years, and a food truck design panel will also be established to assess the quality of vehicle designs and menus.
Lord mayor, Clover Moore said that the Sydney Food Trucks program is a great example of how innovative ideas can create a brand new industry and a safer, more diverse late-night economy.
“Not only are the trucks generating new business and creating jobs across the city, they’re also giving Sydneysiders fantastic new late-night dining options that simply didn’t exist a few years ago,” she said.
“Over the two year trial period, the trucks have been embraced by locals and visitors alike, and we’ve been swamped with enquiries from potential operators keen to set up their own food truck business.
“We’re delighted to commit our long-term support for this exciting new industry, and look forward to seeing even more trucks hit the streets soon.”
At present, Sydney has nine food trucks in operation serving an average of 1,700 customers each month.