Politics

Downside of food trucks

Workers are losing their jobs at restaurants on the Miracle Mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard as customers opt out for lunch trucks. "We all average $15,000 to $18,000 in rent, have to pay employee taxes and alcohol licenses," a restaurant manager complained to LAist. Food trucks have been political hot potatoes in L.A. since long before the current taco truck trendiness; restaurants organizing to fight the mobile eateries is one reason why.


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