WILMINGTON, N.C.--The food truck phenomenon continues to grow in the Port City.
The New Hanover County Health Department says businesses asking for permits for a truck has grown from this time last year.
A spokeswoman for the health department says in 2011 ten trucks were permitted. So far in 2012, 17 trucks are officially open for business.
The Daily Special, a truck that hires cooks to prepare a fresh menu from different restaurants, just launched their business a couple of weeks ago.
"We saw in Wilmington an opportunity because over the last year, you've seen a rise in the number of trucks, but then this concept of making the trucks available to other restaurants is completely unique," said James Algee, co-founder, The Daily Special.
The Health Department says the they only inspect trucks with potentially hazardous foods (meats, etc) so food trucks featuring ice creams and bakery items are not included in the list.Those trucks are inspected from the Department of Agriculture.
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