South Carolina town restricts food trucks; mayor calls for change

The owner of a mobile kitchen is seeking to change Lexington, South Carolina's ban on food trucks after town officials denied his request to serve baked goods, according to The State. The town's mayor, Steve MacDougall, said the rules are outdated and he hopes to bring changes up for town council discussion in January.

D.J. Stone renovated a former trolley into a mobile kitchen last summer to expand the reach of his family business, The Blended Bakery.

Last week, the town, a suburb of Columbia, denied him permission to operate his mobile kitchen next to a store. Town rules adopted in 2014 restrict food trucks to brief stays at festivals, concerts and farmer markets.

Topics: Food & Beverage, Independent Operators, Policy / Legislation / Regulation

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