FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– It’s a food fight over food trucks in Fort Collins. At the center of the debate — where the trucks should operate.
Although food trucks are becoming very popular in the Northern Colorado town, some food truck owners believe the current rules are too strict and are hurting their business.
Kati Anderson owns Cupcake Cruiser, a food truck that specializes in cupcakes. She was the first person to start a food truck business in Fort Collins about a year ago.
“There’s definitely a lot of paperwork and a lot of loopholes you have to jump through in order for us to go to any one given spot. We can’t just pull up and start selling cupcakes,” said Anderson.
Anderson has joined forces with other food truck owners who are hoping to work with the city to loosen the restrictions on where they can sell food.
“We hope to bring forward a balanced and fair approach for our additional provisions for outdoor vendors in the city,” said Fort Collins Senior City Planner Pete Wray.
Wray said some restaurant owners don’t want the competition of the food trucks. He’s hoping to strike a balance that makes everyone happy and profitable.
“I just hope we can go to more spots and be more welcomed by other businesses without stepping on other peoples’ toes and just be more a part of the community,” said Anderson.
The City of Fort Collins has a questionnaire on its website for the public to weigh in on the issue of food trucks. The city will take feedback until Friday.
Those comments will be presented to the Fort Collins City Council later this month. They hope to reach a resolution by June.