Philadelphia cupcake truck seized by inspectors

“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.

Inspectors confiscate Philadelphia cupcake truck

The "Cupcake Lady" truck is seen conducting business in JFK Plaza in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. The vendor's followers are outraged after the Department of Licenses and Inspections on Tuesday seized the converted mail truck used by Kate Carrara, also known as the "cupcake lady," who roves the city selling 400-500 cupcakes a day. (AP Photo/Patrick Walters)

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.

You can read the entire story here.

Do you think it was right for the city of Philadelphia to seize the cupcake lady’s truck?

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One Response to Philadelphia cupcake truck seized by inspectors

  1. Brian Muller says:

    What Happen to Free America? We are trying to make a living !!!!!!! Man Made Laws UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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