Mayor Emanuel has taken the food truck agenda to a new level—the Food Network. The Mayor taped an appearance with Tyler Florence for the upcoming season of The Great Food Truck Race, the Office of the Mayor announced over the weekend. Rahm seems happy that seven new trucks were licensed last week to cook on board, including the Windy City Patty Wagon and Cheesie's Pub & Grub. The city says that 13 trucks now carry the mobile food preparer's license and 120 total food trucks are on the Chicago streets.
"We remain committed to creating the conditions and opportunities that will allow this industry to thrive, create jobs and support a vibrant food culture across Chicago," the Mayor says in the city's release. Last week, Cook County Circuit Court upheld two trucks' lawsuit against the 200 foot rule in the current ordinance.
The Food Network show used The Garage as their home base during their Chicago filming. Check out the city's release here and look for the episode at some point during the new season.
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