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Petition to support Charlotte Taco Trucks

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by Justin Ruckman

With a slogan, ‘Carne Asada Is Not a Crime,’ the advocacy group Action NC launched an online petition calling for revisions to a Charlotte law that it says has forced many mobile food vendors out of business.

More than 117 people have signed the online petition, posted on, on behalf of the mobile food vendors, also known as taco trucks or ‘loncheras.’

The group has asked for revisions to some of the ordinance’s requirements, including a 9 p.m. curfew and 400-foot buffer between mobile vendors and residential neighborhoods.

The vendors also say the 90-day limit on how long they can operate in one location is too strict and serves as a barrier to creating a sustainable customer relationship.”

Here’s the petition, if you want to go sign.

Read more by Patricia Ortiz at The Observer.


  1. Hector Vaca 2 Apr 2011 at 11:26 PM

    Thanks for supporting these great people. We really need to push hard to get the City Council to reverse its decision from 2 years ago and allow these hard working individuals to go back to work.

    Loncheras are a culinary and cultural treasure and help enrich Charlotte. If Charlotte truly wants to be a welcoming international city, it needs to embrace its diversity.

  2. Ed 4 Apr 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Hell yes. The food on those trucks is the BEST.