Chicago's Food Trucks Could Cook on Board Soon
Every single time one us writes a post about food trucks in Chicago, we feel required to insert the same qualifier: food trucks can't cook on board. It's frustrating. While we've sampled some very good dishes, almost every encounter is tainted with the thought that everything would be even better if the owners and operators could actually prepare and assemble the food to order. Rumors that the city might change the restrictive laws have surfaced occasionally, but nothing ever happens. Honestly, we've all but given up, which makes today's news all the more surprising.
According to Crain's, a food truck ordinance is planning to be introduced at Wednesday's City Council meeting. If passed, it could be instituted in 10 days. As the article explains, it is still very restrictive, but the most important component, at least from our perspective, is that trucks would finally be able to cook on board. Check out the Crain's article for all the details.