DBPR to Host Fourth Food Truck Fair in Tallahassee

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today announced that it will host its fourth Mobile Food Vendor Fair at DBPR headquarters in Tallahassee May 10, 2013. The Florida Lottery will be a special guest at the Fair offering giveaways including scratch-off tickets and live entertainment will be provided by the local band Off Meridian.

Participating vendors include The Great American Sandwich Station, Street Chefs, Fat Mac’s Café, The Turnover Café, The Valhalla Grill, Tacos Gringos, M.E. Tasty Tacos, Fired Up Pizza Truck, Barnyard Burgers, Big Easy Snowballs and Mr. V’s Finest Hot Dogs. All vendors will provide great food for Tallahassee residents to enjoy while supporting local small businesses.

DBPR’s headquarters is in the Northwood Centre located at 1940 North Monroe Street in Tallahassee. The fair will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food prices vary among the vendors. More information on the Mobile Food Vendor Fair can be found at: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/os/communications_office/FoodTruckFair.html.

DBPR licenses and regulates all food service establishments in the state, including mobile food vendors and hot dog carts. As one of the most rapidly growing segments of the Department’s food service licensees, mobile food vendors are a vital part of the state’s economy. In December, DBPR hosted 13 vendors and more than 500 people at its third Mobile Food Vendor Fair. The events are part of a continued effort for the Department to encourage business development, especially for small-business owners and entrepreneurs.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.

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