Santa Monica 30 minutes:
The SMPD has been cracking down on the 30 minute time limit condition of your vendor permit. I don’t believe that this condition will stand up to a court challenge. The issue we’re now facing is upsetting the politicos in SM who are about to give us permits to open lots in Santa Monica. We have a hearing on August 13th to challenge a 30 minute ticket given to a member, but I believe we have to tread lightly. Please let me know what you think in the comments section.
Duarte Food Fair:
The trucks have been chosen for this event. It will be a fundraiser (no free food) for a high school trip. The organizers will make their money off of entrance fees not off of trucks.
LA TIMES FOOD AND WINE FEST:
I negotiated a deal that would bring 25 food trucks to the event, without entrance fees. The event is on September 5th from 10-10pm on the Paramount Studios lot. There will be three bands playing (The Roots, the Bravery and Franz Ferdinand).
UPDATE: The organizers emailed me yesterday and said that they now want 10%-15% of your sales. I replied that we weren’t interested. They want to discuss it today.
July 24th. Hours are 10:30am-5pm. They have upgraded their location to the beautiful Long Beach Marina Green Park (just off the 710 at Shoreline & adjacent to the Shoreline Dr & Linden Dr parking area) *will insert pic* They have secured two top bands, Delta Nove & Blue Steel. They are offering an incentive for you to bring your followers to the event. If the # of attendees reaches 3,500, each truck will receive $100 back. If the #s = 5,000, you will get $150 back, and 7000 means $200 back to you! Keep in mind the initial entry fee of $350 includes business & special LB Health Permit licenses needed to do business in the City of Long Beach (yup, this is in addition to your LA County permit). They are a 501(c) 3 so your fee is *partially tax deductible*. Originally, when I spoke to them they hinted that there would be a way to recoup all of you money back if enough people. That does not seem to be the case now. A bit irritating.