Oswego food truck operators hope city eases restrictions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Oswego, N.Y. – Starting this summer, you could see more food trucks around the City of Oswego. City Councilor Shawn Walker has been pushing to lift the hawking and peddling law that restricts food trucks from being in range of public parks, according to Oswego County News Now. Currently in Oswego, there is only one food truck company, Phat Kat Foods.

Ben Bonney and Art Webb established Phat Kat Foods in September. After traveling all over the United States, the two military veterans saw many cities with food trucks and wanted to branch the food truck industry to Oswego.

“Food trucks are huge everywhere but Central New York evidently, so this is a good draw,” Webb said.

The private businesses in the community have been very supportive of Phat Kat Foods and have allowed Bonney and Web to park their food truck on their property so they can establish a name for themselves while the hawking and peddling law is in place.

“The community as a whole has been very supportive of us and allowing us to still operate,” Bonney said.

Bonney and Webb have plans this season to expand their food truck business to Fulton and Syracuse. They hope one day to expand their business outside of New York State.

Phat Kat Foods is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week, weather permitting. The only time they will shut down for the day is if there is total rain or snow or if temperatures are in the teens. Their truck is located at 765 East Seneca Street, Oswego.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]