Hawthorne Backs Off Ban On Gourmet Food Trucks
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A outcry from local foodies in Hawthorne was enough to convince city officials on Monday to allow gourmet food trucks to once again serve its loyal — and vocal — customers.
Over a dozen trucks were evicted after making weekly Tuesday night stops at the parking lot of a Best Buy store for several weeks in an event known as “Din Din A-Go Go”.
KNX 1070′s Ron Kilgore reports supporters convinced City Council members that the trucks aren’t out to compete with local businesses.
“If anything, we’re bringing more business to the community,” said organizer Glenn de Baca. “People are going to go to cities that they normally wouldn’t go to, and they’re going to spend money in that city buying gas, going to the grocery store.”
Despite ruling that the municipal code prohibits the traveling food phenomenon, city officials were inundated by complaints from hundreds of fans who follow the trucks on Facebook and Twitter and ultimately decided to revisit the issue.
The city will reportedly allow the trucks to return once officials determine a mutually agreeable location.