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Boston Food Truck Live Lottery is today

January 20, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Food trucks to select vending sites for schedule starting April 1st.

Today, the City of Boston’s Office of Food Initiatives will host the annual Live Lottery for food trucks vending on the public way. The Lottery will allow food truck owners to select sites for the upcoming vending year, which will start April 1, 2015. The Lottery will begin at 4:00 PM and is expected to conclude around 7:00 PM. It will include personnel from the City of Boston ,including Mobile Food Truck Committee members and staff from the Office of Food Initiatives, and all current and new food truck vendors.

“Boston’s food truck industry continues to grow with more than 80 trucks expected in 2015,” says Mayor Walsh. “Boston is a great home for small-business entrepreneurs, as is evident from the continued growth of the food truck industry. We are thrilled to be able to continue helping this industry grow.”

The names of trucks participating in the lottery will be drawn, at random, out of one of three hats, determined by the standing of the truck after the annual evaluation process. With more than 500 shifts available on the public way, the process of site selection is expected to take nearly three hours.

By the end of the evening, food truck customers will have a good sense of where they can expect to see their favorite trucks starting April 1st.