Restaurateurs from Magog have united their voices to ask for better supervision of food trucks on the territory of the municipality. A petition was signed by almost all local restaurateurs and filed to this effect at City Hall on Monday.
Currently, municipal regulations in Magog prevent food trucks from operating in certain areas, such as downtown, on Principale Street. However, festivals are not subject to the same rules. It is possible for these food truck operators to be present, if there is no local food offer available on site, under certain conditions.
Without banishing this industry, restaurateurs ask that food trucks be subject to the same regulations as them, and that they have a local business address to be able to operate. “The problem is that these trucks are like itinerant shops. We ask that they be assigned to the same regulations [que nous] at the level of taxes and municipal and provincial regulations, raised the restaurateur of Magog Éric Graveson. Also, that they do not come here only when it is good in the summer, and that in the winter, they are no longer here.
A meeting was held on this subject, Monday morning, between some restaurateurs from Magog and the mayor Nathalie Pelletier. Éric Graveson indicates that he felt a good listening from the mayor. The latter also says that she is sensitive to the reality of restaurateurs.
“What we are going to do is to review our regulations. This is a regulation that had already been there for a few years, from the previous council. We will see what it is to know, if there is room for change. I will discuss this request with the council, and we will see what happens next,” said Nathalie Pelletier.