It started with one, the Inka Burger truck, then the Argentinean Chorizo (Sausage) truck came along, after that the Wings truck joined in on Portugal Street. They continued to grow in number and were kicked out of Portugal and took their business to Shyris. Now there’s so many that the city has designated the parking lot of the Ministry of Agriculture, on Eloy Alfaro and Amazonas, for them to do their business. A few stubborn trucks remain because last night, walking in my neighborhood, some were seen on Portugal and doing good business.
You might wonder what’s with the fast food truck craze – the short answer is delicious fast food. Juicy burgers, tacos, hot dogs, chicken wings, sandwiches, sausages, desert, you name it. This new industry has grown so much that the city is trying to regulate it. According to an article by El-Comercio (link below), they want to insure that food is properly and safely offered. They also want to alleviate traffic congestion and to avert hurting brick and mortar food and beverage businesses that pay rent and taxes.
I actually preferred when they were on Shyris as that was close to my place, but the municipality is right it’s best to have order. Time will tell if they are successful at their new home. I for one will walk there to check it out, and also to enjoy a juicy burger or maybe tacos - arriba-arriba.
http://www.elcomercio.com/tendencias/fo … omida.html