BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two Baltimore food trucks will file a lawsuit challenging the city’s proximity ban that prevents mobile vendors from operating within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar business that sells the same type of food.
Involved in the suit are the Pizza di Joey food truck, the Madame BBQ food truck and the Institute for Justice.READ MORE: 'Best Small Cities In America': Nearly 40 Maryland Cities Appear On 2021 List
“The 300-foot rule arbitrarily treats food trucks differently based on what they sell,” according to a news release from the Institute for Justice. “So while a taco truck would be banned from operating near a Mexican restaurant, a gyro truck could park right out front. The law makes absolutely no sense—and it is unconstitutional.”READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue Driver After Crash With Light Rail Train In Baltimore, Fire Union Says
The suit will be announced Wednesday morning at West Shore Park on Light Street.MORE NEWS: Turgeon Still Hoping For Long Postseason Run At Maryland