Boston approves Late-Night Pilot for food trucks
March 13, 2014
On Tuesday, April 1, residents and visitors in three areas – Copley Square, Boston University, and Northeastern University – will have new late-night dining options: food trucks. Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Mobile Food Truck Committee, along with input from the Boston Police Department, selected the threefood truck sites based on area foot traffic and public safety. Trucks vending at these sites will keep their “doors” open for an extra hour, until midnight, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
“Food truck owners and customers have been asking for later hours for foodtrucks, and we've been listening," Mayor Walsh said. "We’ll be looking at this pilot to see if it's something we can expand to more sites."
As of April 1, the trucks participating in the late-night pilot are:
- BBQ Lamb Brothers
- Bon Me
- Chicken and Rice Guys
- Cookie Monstah
- Frozen Hoagies
- Mediterranean Home Cooking**
- Meng’s Kitchen
- Stoked Pizza**
- Tea Station**
- The Bacon Truck**
** Trucks that are vending on the public way for the first time.
Pending the success of this program, including feedback from Food Truck owners and customers, as well as other involved City agencies, the Mobile Food Truck Committee will consider expanding this pilot to other appropriate sites throughout Boston.