ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Harnessing the popularity of food trucks was on the menu at the Robbinsville Township Council Meeting Thursday.

Referring to the plan as creating a "food truck mecca” the body’s Foxmoor Redevelopment Subcommittee, led by Councilman Dan Schuberth, unveiled a plan that would allow food trucks from around the state to gather in the Foxmoor Shopping Center parking lot.

According to local officials the proposal was originally hatched while plans were being made for the upcoming People for Animals Food Truck Festival that is set to take place on Saturday. The legislators offered that food trucks represent a positive new trend and an opportunity to work closely with local restaurants and food truck operations to be on the forefront of the burgeoning business while they have the chance.

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By launching a coordinated effort, they said, the township can better regulate the public health and fire safety standards of the mobile food servers, and also better insure that those operating in such a manner open for business in areas that don’t cause traffic or other issues.

Council members offered assurances that the current restaurants in the Foxmoor Shopping Center were part of the conversation and that a consensus developed that allowing food trucks to park in the lot would increase foot traffic that would benefit everyone in the area.

The Council and Township Administration will continue to research ordinances from other towns on the topic and consider options. 

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