Chicagoist on Upcoming IJ Clinic Mobile Food Symposium

University Of Chicago To Host Food Truck Symposium Saturday
Chuck Sudo
April 10, 2012

Food trucks in Chicago are in a somewhat stagnant pattern, even as new additions put rubber to road. The proposed legislation which would allow food trucks to cook on board has been held up for months over concerns by the Illinois Restaurant Association and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) over trucks encroaching near brick-and-mortar restaurants. Local pioneers in thefield like Matt Maroni and Phillip Foss have stowed their trucks to focus on other projects. Food trucks often mass up at the same specific locations during a work week, and some food truck operators say their daily location announcements via social media have made made it easier for Chicago Police to target and ticket them. Then there's the matter of diversity: how many dessert trucks can a city handle, for example?

Hopefully, these and other issues regarding food t