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Philadelphia Mobile Food Association Presents March 20th Association Launch Event

March 19, 2012

On Tuesday, March 20 the University of Pennsylvania Law School will host launch events for the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association (PFMA), kicking off from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with dining available at food trucks on the corner 34th and Chestnut St. This will be followed at 6:00 p.m. by the PMFA meeting at Penn Law in 240A Silverman Hall to discuss the mobile food industry in Philadelphia. The “PhillyMFA Roll-Out marks the official launch of the association and invites current & prospective mobile food vendors, local business owners, and fans of the food truck culture to attend.
With legal assistance from Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC), the PMFA was created to provide a communal voice and share resources to aid in the proliferation of food trucks in Philadelphia. Penn Law students and faculty have provided pro bono transactional legal services such as pre-venture counseling to PMFA co-founders, as well assistance strategizing, negotiating, drafting, and reviewing agreements. The ELC provides pro bono transactional legal services to area entrepreneurs and businesses in the start-up or growth phase.
“We wanted to make this event a celebration. People love our food and I think bringing people together is something we do every day,” said PhillyMFA’s co-founder Dan Pennachietti of Lil Dan’s Gourmet Food Truck. He added, “Events are right in the middle of what we do. This one should only be the first.”
The PMFA serves as a forum where food truck owners can discuss legislative and licensing challenges with government official; for example, recently issues such as regulations of food truck standards, prohibited streets, and the moratorium on vending between the hours of midnight and 7:00 a.m. The Association also focuses on day-to-day business operations and promotes the growth of entrepreneurship in the city.