Towns take new look at food trucks
The food truck phenomenon has begun to roll into the south suburbs, and while happy patrons are eager to feast on the specialties it brings, some communities are rethinking how to regulate them. These mobile restaurants must abide by state and federal hygiene codes and acquire a local hawker’s or peddler’s license. Some towns, like Raynham, don’t allow them. Others, like Westwood and Scituate, are adding new policies or rewriting old ones to impose even more stringent oversight.