Sometimes, food truck vendors need to know more than how to make a Bobby Boo-Boo.* They need to know what laws exist that might put them out of business. Fortunately, a lawyer with the Institute for Justice is coming to the University of Central Arkansas to talk about just that: what food truck vendors need to know to fend off legal moves by restaurants who don't want the competition.
Robert Frommer's talk, "Food Trucks and the Law: Encouraging Entrepreneurship," is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the College of Business Auditorium. In a press release, Frommer is quoted as saying, “I hope people will come away with a new appreciation for the entrepreneurial spirit in food trucks, and a better understanding of the ways that traditional restaurants use the law to keep food trucks out.”
The release also says that Frommer is lead counsel in Miller v. City of Atlanta, which is challenging Atlanta’s grant of an exclusive franchise over all public-property vending to a single company, and in Wag More Dogs LLC v. Artman, a First Amendment case on government censorship of public art.
*Grilled ham, bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato at The Food Truck, University Market at Asher.