Alpharetta to allow craft beer/food truck combos

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.”

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