Three years ago the food truck boom began in St. Louis but city officials were not fans, enacting regulations which would basically keep them away. The same was true for Clayton and Edwardsville because it was feared trucks would put brick and mortar restaurants out of business. Things are now changing big time as the food trucks are being welcomed and even celebrated in these same cities.
Clayton is promoting Food Truck Sundays in Shaw Park this summer, while St. Louis is doing the same with its Lunchtime Live! concert series event each Tuesday from May through September. Don't know if Edwardsville has softened its stance on the food trucks, but it does look like the popularity and probable non threat to restaurants has won everyone over.
They bring color, fun and good food to various locales so this new trend is welcome.