Skip to comments.City might require food carts to offer vegetarian items (Madistan)
Posted on 10/31/2012 3:51:44 PM PDT by bigbob
In Madison, people dining at food carts don't have to eat their veggies, but in the future, they could get the choice.
The city's Vending Oversight Committee, as part of its annual review of food carts, on Wednesday will discuss whether carts must offer vegetarian menu items.
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Note the word "must". Do as we say, or else!
There is too much here to even single out for comment, every sentence is a joke (or a bad punchline). It's just a typical example of how the Smart People (minor bureaucrats who support Tammy Baldwin and pee in the corners of the occupied Capitol) think.
After all, it's not like the food cart vendors do so to make money or anything - they must have a public employee to tell them what's "good for business".
Fricken NANNY STATE!!!
Really, if there was a significant market for vegetarians, the carts would stock veggie food.
Madison needs to be lanced, like an infected, suppurating boil.
I feel sorry for the idiot ordering a tofu burger or tofu dog that has been sitting in the “hot dog water” or grill for three months before it is finally sold...
Hotdog stands have catsup or ketchup and pickles.
They ignore the free market, if people want the tofu hot dogs they will start carrying them, duh...
Dumbass “good intentions leading to hell” Leftists...
And vegan vendors, restaurants, and stores must stock red meat, right?
Yea, I didn’t think so.
If there was that big of a demand for it you would think a couple of vendors would sell vegan only and make a killing.
Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
As I just posted on another thread on an entirely different topic......
To quote the inimitable Ron White: “You can’t fix stupid.”
Get some of the picked-over, past-its-prime, on-sale produce from the local supermarket and stock that on your carnivore food cart - at steep prices. :-)
I know only one vegan, and it’s clear she just wants to be a “special-needs” eater. She gets to make a big to-do about where to eat and what to order. A self-centered little person she is.
“Really, if there was a significant market for vegetarians, the carts would stock veggie food.”
BINGO! The thing that these chuckleheads never seem to get is, if there was a demand for it, some entrepreneur would step up to meet that need because there would be an opportunity to make money.
The worst part about this proposal is, the profit margins for some of these folks isn’t that fat to begin with. To be forced to buy food products that aren’t likely to sell well means an increase in operating costs and reduced net revenues could well sink a number of smaller vendors.
The suggestion came from a city food cart reviewer who is a vegetarian, street vending coordinator Warren Hansen said.If there really was a demand for the crap, the vendors would see that for themselves and offer the items. They wouldn't need some "City Food Cart Reviewer" (whatever the heck that is) to tell them.
"I always tell new applicants to include at lease one vegetarian item because there's a demand for it," Hansen said. "It's just good business."
If it's such "good business", wouldn't the vendors themselves already be aware of it?
Entrepreneur’s stay the hell away from Wisconsin. You may have a great money-making idea for a new kind of widget that will make you millions. But beware, Wisconsin has a widget oversight committee. You will have to buy your widget parts locally and your widgets will have to be packaged in biodegradable containers. And you cannot sell your widgets unless you also offer midgets and digits. I hear that Texas is widget friendly state so you might consider locating there.
Just like smoking bans in bars. If there was a demand for it, someone would make a killing. Instead all Michigan bars lost business.
That is good to hear, but Ann Arbor is still a whore. (Just kidding)
Michelle Obamathink strikes Madison food carts.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
I giggle every time I think about the fact that Ann Arbor has concealed and open carry whether they like it or not. LOL
You gotta love that.
I noticed that one of the carts sells vegetarian food. Will that cart have to start selling meat products to meet “consumer demand?”
I’d just offer them some lousy rice cakes, or better yet a weinerless Hot Dog!
Mmmm Mmmm... ketchup AND mustard on a bun!
Which might be the real objective. This might be a false-flag operation by the neighborhood restaurants to get rid of competition from the carts.
When I was working in the city, besides the hot dog carts we had a felafel cart too.
To be “fair,” the city should force vegetarian restaurants to sell a few meat items.
That’ll fix em!
The Government can make sure everyone gets the same nutritious food.
Confiscate ALL grains,fruits meats, nuts. Blend them and press them into little cakes or crackers. Make it illegal to eat anything other than a government issued food cracker.
This way everyone gets the same nutrition
You can see where I am going.
“OK, stock apples and bananas. That’s vegetarian.”
That would be fruititarian wouldn’t it. Very appropriate at that.
The sad part is, there are vegan food carts there already, or at least there were last I checked.
Stupid. Market based works best.
I work in a restaurant, but never take my kids there- allergies and food offered don’t fit.. I’ve suggested to the owner to include a few things, he said its not cost effective, and I should enjoy going elsewhere. I’d prefer to spend my money where I work, but would never want to FORCE him to carry things.
Similar to smoking ban- he hates having smokers in his bar, but would rather have the choice than a govt mandate.