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Free the Food Trucks

From: Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Length: 04:19

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The city of Portland, Maine currently doesn't allow food trucks. But as the food truck trend has swept the country, some devoted foodies are looking to change things. Read the full description.

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Although Portland, Maine has been called "America's Foodiest Small Town", it hasn't jumped on the food truck trend that has swept some other cities.  Current city ordinances restrict food trucks.  Sarah and Karl Sutton own and operate a trailer called Bite Into Maine in Cape Elizabeth, but would like to expand their business into Portland.  They, along with other aspiring food truckers and fans, are working to change the city's regulations.

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Although Portland, Maine has been called "America's Foodiest Small Town", it hasn't jumped on the food truck trend that has swept some other cities.  Current city ordinances restrict food trucks.  Sarah and Karl Sutton own and operate a trailer called Bite Into Maine in Cape Elizabeth, but would like to expand their business into Portland.  They, along with other aspiring food truckers and fans, are working to change the city's regulations.

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