A pair of local food truck owners are suing the City of Louisville over a law that restricts where they can park their vehicles and conduct business.

According to a news release, local food truck owners Troy King and Robert Martin will hold a press conference with the Institute for Justice (IJ) today to discuss lawsuit, which challenges the constitutionality of the city’s “150-foot proximity ban.” The law bans food trucks from operating within 150 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant, even when the truck is on private property. Plaintiffs claim the law turns large swaths of the city into “no-vending” zones for food trucks. King and Martin claim the proximity ban unfairly protects restaurants from competition.

In 2014, King purchased his first food truck, Pollo, which serves chicken and waffles, fried chicken tacos, chicken gyros, and fried chicken sandwiches. A city inspector threatened to tow his truck because King was serving customers within 150 feet of Cravings ala Carte (located at 101 S. 5th St.), a restaurant that also serves chicken dishes.

Martin’s truck, Red’s Comfort Food, sells specialty gourmet hot dogs and sausages. In 2015, a city inspector cited Martin for selling food within 150 feet of Down One Bourbon Bar, located at 321 W. Main St.

According to the news release, the IJ will assist in the suit, adding that IJ has won similar court battles as part of its National Street Vending Initiative.

SHARE
Previous articleRoyals Hot Chicken hosting Brewed Food Louisville dinner Sunday
Next articleRye whiskey to be focus of 2nd Village Anchor Whisk(e)y Five dinners
Steve Coomes is a restaurant veteran turned award-winning food, spirits and travel writer. In his 25-year career, he has edited and written for multiple national trade and consumer publications including Nation's Restaurant News and Southern Living. He is a feature writer for Edible Louisville & The Bluegrass, Whisky Magazine, WhiskeyWash.com and The Bourbon Review. The author of two books, "Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke," and the "Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits," he also serves as a ghostwriter for multiple clients.

57 COMMENTS

  1. I’m extremely inspired along with your writing talents and also with
    the structure for your weblog. Is this a paid topic or did you
    customize it your self? Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing,
    it is rare to see a nice weblog like this one
    these days..

  2. Wow, wonderful blog format! How long have you ever been running
    a blog for? you make running a blog glance easy. The total glance of
    your web site is wonderful, as smartly as the content!

  3. hi!,I really like your writing very much! proportion we keep in touch extra approximately your article on AOL?
    I require an expert on this area to solve my problem.
    May be that is you! Taking a look forward to look you.

  4. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog!

    We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the
    same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a marvellous
    job!

  5. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  6. I believe what you said made a ton of sense. However, what about this?
    what if you added a little information? I ain’t saying your information is not good., however suppose
    you added a post title to possibly grab people’s attention? I mean 2 food truck owners suing Louisville over anti-competitive vending rules | is
    a little vanilla. You could peek at Yahoo’s home page and note how they write news titles to get people to open the links.
    You might add a related video or a picture or two to grab people excited about what you’ve
    got to say. Just my opinion, it would bring your posts a
    little bit more interesting.

  7. I just want to tell you that I’m beginner to blogging and site-building and actually enjoyed this page. Likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You actually have superb article content. Appreciate it for sharing your website.

  8. Hello there! This article could not be written any better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  9. A person essentially lend a hand to make critically posts I would state.
    That is the first time I frequented your website page
    and thus far? I amazed with the research you made to make
    this particular put up incredible. Magnificent task!

  10. Amazing blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring
    writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a
    little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free
    platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that
    I’m completely confused .. Any ideas? Cheers! cheap flights y2yxvvfw

  11. Wonderful blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or
    go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there
    that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions? Bless you!

  12. First off I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick
    question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself
    and clear your head prior to writing. I have had difficulty
    clearing my mind in getting my ideas out. I truly do take
    pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any suggestions or hints? Thanks! 2CSYEon cheap flights

  13. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite certain I will learn a lot of
    new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  14. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I stumbled across this during my hunt for something relating to this.

  15. Hello, i think that i noticed you visited my website so i got here to go back the choose?.I’m attempting to to find things to enhance my website!I assume its adequate to make use of some of your concepts!!|

  16. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?|

  17. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been conducting a little research on this. And he actually bought me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this matter here on your web page.|

  18. Many thanks with the great putting up! I quite savored looking at it, you can be a excellent creator.I will make sure you bookmark your weblog and may sooner or later come back eventually. I choose to motivate you continue your great posts, Have a very nice weekend!

  19. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some
    help from an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up
    your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty
    quick. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any
    points or suggestions? Many thanks

  20. Howdy! This can be sort of off subject but I need some suggestions from a longtime blog. Is it very difficult to build your personal web site? I’m not quite techincal but I can figure things out very quickly. I’m serious about setting up my very own but I’m unsure where to start. Do you’ve got any points or recommendations? Many thanks

LEAVE A REPLY