City of Spartanburg drafts policy, eyes sites for food trucks

May 21, 2013

The food truck business is heating up nationwide, and in anticipation of more inquiries into mobile food kitchens, the city of Spartanburg has developed policies and identified six potential downtown sites for the vendors.

Food truck vendors are known for selling affordable, fresh, unique delicacies – such as Asian barbecue or traditional burgers – out of bright, colorful, eye-catching trucks.

Councilwoman Cate Ryba said Spartanburg is ready for food trucks, and the policies drafted by city staff are fair to food truck operators and restaurants.

“We definitely want to see food trucks in Spartanburg,” Ryba said. “It’s a great way to support entrepreneurship even for those who are looking at opening a restaurant but aren’t ready to make a huge investment.”

City Communications Manager Will Rothschild said the city receives inquiries from food truck owners occasionally and crafted the policies in anticipation of future inquiries.

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