Where’s the love for lunch trucks?

Even Mastercard supports lunch trucks – Hoboken not so much

Hoboken411 reader Melissa sent in this great graphic – from a promotion Mastercard did in support of the well-loved lunch trucks in NYC. They gave away free food if you followed them on Facebook (or something along those lines). It was nice to see how other organizations support these great, fun, inventive mobile food operations.

Of course here – Hoboken just wants to kill the lunch trucks instead of allowing the free market to pick the winners and losers in a natural, capitalistic way.

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4 Comments on "Where’s the love for lunch trucks?"

bigman23
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bigman23

I’m surprised I’ve only been to 4 of those trucks. Gotta step my game up…

fnord0
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fnord0

Charging food trucks for parking is one thing (indeed completely legitimate), but limiting them to only 4 hours of operation per day or saying that they can’t park next to each other is ridiculous. Does anyone care that the vegan lunch truck had won numerous prestigious awards, some of them on a national scale? Or that dozens of people from surrounding towns used to come to Hoboken every weekend just for him? If you have a stupid reality TV show, Hoboken will name a street after you, but if all you do is serve exceptional food that really puts Hoboken on the map, they’ll go out of their way to chase you out of town.

Well, the vegan brick-and-mortar restaurants in Hoboken (all ZERO of them) can relax now because the new laws drove The Cinnamon Snail out for good. From now on he will operate in NYC, Jersey City, Newark, Red Bank… anywhere but here.

Hawk3y3
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Hawk3y3

Please enlighten me on how Hoboken would benefit from supporting lunch trucks who 1) draw business away from local brick and mortar stores and 2) are owned for the most part by people living outside of Hoboken \ paying taxes\fees (in one way or another) to towns other than Hoboken (eg Vegan truck owned by a Red Bank resident). Charging for BOH permits or at the very least parking (like every other resident \ visitor) seems more than reasonable…and at least puts them on a more level financial playing field with the local businesses.

troywiley
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troywiley

Hoboken should be a place where small business can thrive, not be driven out by petty, special interest driven, paid-off politicians. I’d like to see which members of the Hoboken city council voted for this measure to go through. Every one of them should be fired. I, for one, won’t be voting for them again.

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