The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (Website) has just released results from a nation-wide study called Food Truck Nation which ranks the top cities in the country in regards to their overall “food truck-friendliness.”
Orlando came in third place, in part because of cheaper permits, low operating fees, and easy-to-navigate municipal restrictions on the City’s website.
The City of Orlando’s FAQ sheet on Mobile Vending is available by clicking HERE.
One factor that Orlando was penalized for was the restrictions against selling food or merchandise on city streets.
The top two cities were Portland in first and Denver in second. Orlando beat out cities like Philadelphia, Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Nashville.
Food trucks estimated to be part of a $2 billion+ industry in cities across the country and according to this study have seen a revenue increase, as an industry, of over 300 percent.
Scroll down for the full report.