Jacobson: A fight over food trucks

Hatchet columnist Corey Jacobson states that established restaurants in D.C. should not call for such strict regulations for new restaurants-on-wheels.

If you’ve been in D.C. for longer than a weekend, you’ve likely noticed the fleet of 15 food trucks swarming the District. Armed with a wide range of foods, these restaurants-on-wheels have captured the heart of a city that has been held captive by hot dog carts and Potbelly for too long.

But behind the scenes, the food trucks’ growing popularity has made them the target of a business lobby now calling on the D.C. City Council to effectively bar the vendors from downtown.

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