Horry County residents and tourists alike will get to experience mobile food trucks as early as June now that the Horry County Council approved the final reading of an ordinance allowing the new food options.
For 18 months, the county mulled the idea of allowing mobile food trucks to set up in various unincorporated parts of the county. The measure just about died in October when county council voted 9-3 against the pilot program.
In its place, county leaders suggested the trucks be limited to serving prepackaged food on job sites far from brick-and-mortar restaurants. Some council members worried about the food trucks siphoning business from traditional eating places. There are more than 1,800 dining establishments along the Grand Strand.