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A presentation to the New Orleans City Council by the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition on 10/8/12 regarding the need to change New Orleans' out of date food truck and mobile vending laws. ...

A presentation to the New Orleans City Council by the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition on 10/8/12 regarding the need to change New Orleans' out of date food truck and mobile vending laws. www.nolafoodtrucks.com

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    New Orleans City Council Presentation by New Orleans Food Truck Coaltion New Orleans City Council Presentation by New Orleans Food Truck Coaltion Presentation Transcript

    • 1
    • New Orleans Food Truck Coalition To educate the public about the benefits of food trucks for our community. To work with the City on legislative reform.
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Food Trucks are a potent source of opportunity for New8 Orleanians of all backgrounds. 3
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Food Trucks are low- barrier to entry for established restaurants,8 family businesses, and first time entrepreneurs.  Start-up Capital required to start a food truck: ~$40k  Start-up Capital required to start a restaurant: ~$250k  Ideal entry point into the culinary business  New aspect of NOCCA Curriculum 4
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Low-barrier food entrepreneurship will help our city’s authentic8 culinary culture flourish well in to the future. 5
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Food trucks can generate additional revenue for the City of8 New Orleans. 6
    • Benefits of Food Trucks As mobile businesses, food trucks can help accelerate the8 revitalization of blighted thoroughfares and under-served neighborhoods. 7
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Food trucks bring street life and increase foot traffic, which creates8 safer spaces and “Eyes on the Streets,” and helps local Symposium on 7/24 brought  Food Truck Rally & businesses. >500 people to O.C. Haley  We Now Host Weekly Tuesday Food Truck Round-Ups on O.C. Haley 8
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Food trucks complement and strengthen successful commercial8 storefronts.  Food trucks typically park in front of complementary businesses  Mutually Beneficial Set-up  Brigade Coffee w/ Steins, Company Burger, St. James Cheese Company  La Cocinita w/ Le Bon Temps Roule, Hollygrove Market & Farm 9
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Restaurant Owners can create mobile branches of their businesses.8  Dat Dog Express, Dragos, Sucre  Martinique (currently only in Houma but would like a NOLA truck)  Food trucks can branch out into restaurants: Boucherie 10
    • Benefits of Food Trucks Food trucks can even serve as first- responders during times8 of crisis, as we saw recently. generators, food trucks can  Equipped with serve hot food in the aftermath of a storm before restaurants are able to open  Empanada Intifada, Taceaux Loceaux, etc. served food at discounted pricing post-Isaac  Teaming up with Catholic Charities to bring trucks to Braithwaite later this month to feed residents. 11
    • Benefits of Food TrucksJob BenefitsEvery 20 trucks permitted wouldcreate an estimated 100 jobs (40 full-time jobs & 60 part-time jobs).Thus, 100 additional permits wouldeventually create 500 full- and part-time jobs.SBA: Small businesses create morethan half of the private non-farmgross domestic product, and theycreate 60 to 80 percent of the netnew jobs nationally 12
    • Benefits of Food TrucksTax BenefitsFood Sales were the largest source ofsales tax revenue for the City in 2011.Between January and September of2012, NOLAFoodTrucks.comreceived 53 email inquiries frompeople wanting to start new foodtrucks in New Orleans.Allowing more trucks to get permittedwould increase the revenue flow forthe City 13
    • Benefits of Food TrucksStrengthen and Revitalize our Networksof Local BusinessesLocal Goods (Groceries, Fuel,Propane, Hardwares, etc.)Local Services (Mechanics,Electricians, Web and GraphicDesigners, etc.)Property Tax (in the form ofCommissary Kitchen Rent) 14
    • Benefits of Food TrucksFood Deserts & Underserved MarketsFederal City in AlgiersUNO on the LakefrontDelgado CC in Mid-CityNew Hospital Site in New OrleansEastO.C. Haley in Central CitySt. Claude & 9th WardDillard University & GentillyXavier University & Gert Town 15
    • Current Ordinances 1. 100 Permit Cap 2. 600 Feet from Restaurants & Schools 3. CBD/French Quarter Ban8 4. 45-Minute Time Restriction
    • Current Ordinances 1. 100 Permit Cap Includes Snowball Vendors, Produce Vendors, Fresh Seafood Vendors, Lucky Dogs, etc.8 Nearly impossible to get a permit at any given time 2 ½-page Wait List 17
    • Current Ordinances 2. 600 Feet from Restaurants & Schools 600 Feet = 2 Football Fields New Orleans is a culinary haven with hundreds of restaurants8 Severely restricts possibilities for food trucks 18
    • Current Ordinances 4. CBD/French Quarter Ban From Howard to Esplanade, & From the River to Claiborne Need for quick, inexpensive lunch8 options in the CBD
    • Current Ordinances 3. CBD/French Quarter Ban From Howard to Esplanade, & From the River to Claiborne Need for quick, inexpensive lunch8 options in the CBD
    • Current Ordinances 4. 45-Minute Time Restriction Takes ~30 minutes to set up Social media followers need time to track down trucks8 Unrealistic parameter for both consumers and businesses Doesn’t affect health or safety 22
    • Health & SafetyFire RegulationsInspected AnnuallyFire Suppression System: All permittedtrucks have sprinkler systems in caseof fire Annual Liquid Propane GasInspectionsSemiannual Hood Vent Inspections3 Fire Extinguishers with ProperAnnual Inspections, Including one forElectrical FiresNo Smoking Signs Near Propane 23TanksAmple Distance Between Propane
    • Health & Safety Health Regulations Inspected Semiannually & Daily During Mardi Gras Along the Parade Route. Complete compliance with Part XXIII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code≈ 3-basin sink + separate hand-washing station, all w/ hot water and strong pressure Sanitizer & test kits for proper dishwashing Proper Food & Refrigeration Thermometers 24 Smooth & cleanable surfaces throughout
    • Health & SafetyCommissary KitchensAll food trucks must cook and storetheir food in a commissary kitchenThese kitchens are separatelyinspected by the Health Departmentspecifically for the food truck toensure ample storage and prepspace, in addition to a sanitaryenvironment. 25
    • Organizations & Restaurants that Publicly Support the NOFTC:
    • Cochon
    • Patois
    • Dat Dog
    • Good Work Network
    • StayLocal!
    • Grow Dat Youth Farm
    • Steins Deli
    • NOWFE(New Orleans Wine & Food Experience)
    • Midway Pizza
    • Tales of the Cocktail
    • Le Bon Temps Rouler
    • St. James Cheese Company
    • Pizza Delicious
    • Lilette
    • Maple Street Bakery
    • Hansens Sno-Bliz
    • NOLA Locavores
    • Velvet Espresso
    • 45 Tchoup
    • Poppy Tooker,Louisiana Eats
    • Chef Tory McPhail,Commanders Palace
    • Chef Joaquin Rodas, Bachannal
    • Neighborland
    • Clancys
    • New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute
    • Dominiques on Magazine
    • Babs Johnson,Lafayette Square Conservancy
    • Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar
    • Propeller(Formerly SENO)
    • Martinique
    • ZeitgeistMultidisciplinary Arts Center
    • Kyoto Sushi
    • Naked Pizza
    • The Rusty Nail
    • O.C. Haley Arts Market
    • Company Burger
    • Slow Food New Orleans
    • Dantes Kitchen
    • Brigtsens
    • Emerils
    • THANK YOU!