New Dallas City Council Rules Should Get Food Trucks Rolling into Dallas

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So Cal Tacos
Over on Pegausus News, DFW Food Truck Foodie reported yesterday that the Dallas City Council has released the headlock they'd had on many North Texas food trucks by resolving a few code compliance issues.

The biggest change is to allow retrofitted trucks. Previously the code allowed only original food trucks and not re-purposed ones, like a retired FedEx truck. So, even if a vendor installed a professional kitchen with all the safety features of an original food truck, it couldn't get a permit to operate in Dallas. But neighboring cities, like Irving and Fort Worth, didn't have this provision, so folks like Scott Wooley of So Cal Tacos were crusin' their streets and not ours.

"This change is paramount for me," said Wooley today. "It's a great day for So Cal Tacos. We have tons of fans in Dallas and we're grateful to finally be able to serve them."

The second code adjustment allows for variance in how food trucks serve poultry and seafood. As it was, all raw poultry and seafood had to be frozen and then fried. Yum.

The third item actually tightens things a little. It requires that all workers on a food truck receive a food-handlers certificate. Previously just one person in the truck was required to have one, but now anyone who handles food and serves it to a customer must take a food handlers course.

All of these measures become effective this Saturday.

The changes in their entirety are below for your reading enjoyment:

An ordinance amending Chapter 17 of the Dallas City Code to: (1) allow a retrofitted or converted vehicle to be used as a mobile food preparation vehicle upon meeting certain standards and requirements; (2) provide standards and procedures for a variance to allow the preparation and service of raw poultry, raw seafood, and non-fast-cooked food items on a mobile food preparation vehicle; (3) require certified food handlers at a mobile food establishment where non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food is prepared or served; and (4) make certain nonsubstantive changes - Financing: No cost consideration to the City.
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Lone Mountain Truck Leasing
Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

You may be wondering why there's lots of companies that are offering this type of franchising business right. Well, this method will help them earn extra funds and make their products more obtainable to everyone.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Wow.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Be nice. You're in 4.0 mode. 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

L double D's, have you made it over to the Town of the Cow's new foodtruck-park thingy majig off of West 7th..kinda behind Monkey Ward's..?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

be careful though, 4.0 in its present form is way to friendly and could lead to a more angry and violent 5.0 which is no doubt around the corner, and worst case scenario is somehow Sloppy Joe 1.0 rears his head.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Heck yes I've had the burger. Did you see the burger that has two grilled cheese sandwiches for the buns? I like the Black and Blue burger. 

Sauce reduction... in a strip mall next to a shut down comet cleaners in central arlington. Crazy. He runs specials all the time. Sometimes it's a delicate salad (fresh, in season, local tomatoes) other times is fried fajita balls. Good times. 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I have a new top three entrant into my burger list. I had the Chophouse burger, came with bacon and cheese..the meat was prob the best I've ever had. Didn't try any dessert..have you had a burger there? Methinks they offer (for 3 bucks) to dip said meat in their sauce/reduction of the day..didn't see it til it was too late and didn't ask about it this time....(I saw something to do with Lobster and butter and somesuch)

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

How was Chop House? Have I mentioned the freaking amazing cinnamon buttermilk/custard pie creation? 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

That the douche's name I was trying to come up with for the Omnipotent Mr. Tone yesterday...effing Sloppy Joe...

Can't wait for another burger post (it's been over three days, WTF?) I had bidness in Arlington yesterday and dropped in Chophouse Burger.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

The greatness of multiple versions of _.0 kergo and evil kergos, is just sumthin that Mr. Tone can't wrap his dinosaur length arms around methinks. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I know; been down this road before, and it reared 1000 "evil kerg's". And even I couldn't stop em!

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