The Alpharetta City Council has amended its liquor ordinance to let an establishment use one or more food trucks to satisfy the requirement that businesses serving alcoholic beverages have full-service kitchens.
Food from trucks also can be used to calculate the alcohol/food sales ratio license holders must meet. This provision is available only in the downtown district and requires food to be served every hour alcoholic beverages are offered for sale.
A Woodstock entity, Truck & Tap, wants to buy a building and open in downtown Alpharetta using this set-up, according to Assistant City Administrator James T. Drinkard.
“Their business model is based on being a dine-in restaurant that features a rotating lineup of local craft beers; however, they do not have a standard commercial kitchen,” Drinkard said in an email. “Instead, they partner with various food trucks, and each night a different food truck functions as their kitchen.”