“The Philadelphia government is very difficult to navigate as a small business.” — loyal Philadelphia cupcake customer Marion Summerville
Sounds like Chicago. The other day Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections seized the Cupcake Lady’s food truck because they said she didn’t have the correct permits to operate in the zone where she was selling her delectable’s. The cupcake lady, Kate Carrara, says the rules are just too confusing.
Too confusing? Hmmm. Sounds like the rules in Chicago. We can’t prepare food from a truck or cart but we can sell already made eats. What’s the difference as long as we meet health and sanitary inspections we should be able to serve what we please. Why can’t our local governments stop stifling the entrepreneurial spirit in the aspiring society? Ok ok…enough bitching, but a mobile food business should not be so difficult to start.
Do you think it was right for the city of Philadelphia to seize the cupcake lady’s truck?