Just over a decade ago, the City of Vancouver overhauled its food truck policy to enable a wider quality and quantity of food trucks and carts — beyond the average hot dog purveyor.
While it was clearly a success in the early years, critics have increasingly pointed out that the program has since been hindered by a lack of expansion and innovation, and this is also reflected by upward costs for consumers, with prices now comparable to or even exceeding brick-and-mortar, sit-down restaurants.
Generally, in recent years, food trucks have been driving away from the inherent concept of street food being low-cost.
Mayoral candidate Mark Marissen of the Progress Vancouver party says he is looking to change things up to make food truck businesses more competitive and viable.
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