Montgomery’s Food Truck Ordinance Passes!

After three years of planning, food trucks now have a designated place to operate in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Crowds gathering to sample local food trucks.
Crowds gathered for the first EatMGM Food Truck Pop Up

After three years of planning a much anticipated Food Truck ordinance passed in Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Five spots near the state office buildings on the east side of downtown Montgomery will be designated for food trucks. Any licensed food truck may use the spots, as long as they are open for business when parked there.

Good 2 Go Food Truck
Wind Creek’s Good to Go vends for charity at the first EatMGM Food Truck Pop Up.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser’s coverage, three of the five spaces will be located in the former State House Inn parking lot at North Jackson Street and Madison Avenue. The other two spots will be located at the corner of North Jackson Street and Pelham Street at the southwest corner of the Gordon Persons building.

Currently there are about nine licensed “Mobile Units” in the Montgomery Area.  Fire Meats Wood and a NYC Gyro  are both in the running for the food truck division of the IgniteMGM pitch competition on January 28.

Line at On a Roll Food Truck
Nick Jernigan entertains and serves his customers at On A Roll.

On a Roll, a non-mobile truck operating out of the Silver Bullet incubator space on the corner of Commerce and Bibb Street , has been providing the downtown area with the food truck experience for two years. They, too, hope to win at the pitch competition. If they do, they will put the finishing touches on their truck and get the business on the road, on the regular.

EatMGM, Montgomery’s Restaurant Week, included a food truck pop up lunch hour for the last two years, drawing over 200 casual and curious eaters each time. As the city rolls out this new option for local mobile food businesses food truck fans are hopeful that the scene heat up!

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