Here's a small sample of efforts made by Mobile Food Unit Houston [MFUH] and its' members over the years.

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CITY COUNCIL or bust!

Intro Project

In 2012, mobile food unit owners/operators united with local business owners, mobile food fans & many more to present our City Council members with a proposal to update the City of Houston's Mobile Food Ordinance. The following requested changes were sought after to improve policy & procedure, quality of life, and accomodations needed to meet the new growth within Houston's developing mobile food industry at that time. Help from near and far aided us in the process to introduce the mobile food community to city council & show our civic leaders how Houston supports the following changes:

Eliminate 60-foot distance between trucks.
Requires change to Fire Code, Section 10.11.12 and amendment to City Ordinance No. 2006-826

One Liquid Propane (LP) permit to cover multiple locations.
Requires change to Fire Code, Section 10.10.2

Ability to park next to existing seating.
Requires change to Mobile Food Health Code

Allow units to provide their own seating, limited to 3 tables & 6 chairs.
Requires change to Mobile Food Health Code

Lift the current LP restrictions in the District of Limitations 1:
Allow up to 40lb. LP tank + private property access.
Requires changes to LSB standard 10, section 10.3.1 

 

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MFUH Awareness Building event at the refinery

An evening of food & fun. Houston's first mobile food party, produced by owners & operators of mobile food units for the sake of Houston's mobile food community! MANY of the city's well known food trucks were in attendance with a few newcomers.

 

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the movement continues

Recent changes made by Mayor Annise Parker have allowed mobile food units to operate in Downtown Houston (proper) and the Houston Medical Center. Join us as we prepare for the next step!