The Unfair Advantages of Food Trucks?

The Unfair Advantages of Food Trucks?

We explore whether food trucks in the District are taxed and regulated fairly compared to the brick-and-mortar businesses they often compete with.

Diners in the D.C. area can enjoy food trucks that serve everything from lobster rolls to Vietnamese sandwiches. But some traditional brick-and-mortar businesses say those trucks enjoy unfair advantages when it comes to sales taxes. We explore a legislative proposal to change how food trucks are taxed, and why mobile food vendors across the city are organizing to stop it.


Kristi Whitfield

Co-Owner, Curbside Cupcakes; Executive Director, D.C. Food Truck Association

Seth Shapiro

Co-Owner, Marvelous Market Capitol Hill

Related Links

The Washington Post's D.C. Food Trucks Twitter Aggregator

We have one to add to the Post's list - @MarvelousMkt

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