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June 21, 2022

East Hartford eases restrictions for food truck operators

More food trucks could be coming to the town of East Hartford. 

The town announced it has made changes to local ordinances and regulations that streamline the application process for food truck owners and provide the opportunity for greater access to food trucks for local businesses and residents.

Food trucks licensed by the East Hartford Department of Health are now allowed to operate on designated streets located within the town’s business districts, allowing organizers to schedule food trucks during events held at town parks and buildings, and businesses to contract with food trucks for events conducted on their property.

Mayor Michael Walsh said the changes will go a long way toward making East Hartford a food truck destination.

“We recognize our residents’ interest to expand food truck options offered in town, and I thank the council for approving ordinance changes that support our vision to make East Hartford a destination town, while also supporting our small business operators,” Walsh said in a statement.

Town officials said all truck vendors must still get a food service license from the East Hartford Department of Public Health.

Those food truck operators will then be allowed to sell their food items on designated streets approved by the town Sunday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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