Save the Date! State Regulating Agency Announces Third Mobile Food Vendor Fair
November 13, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation today announced its third Mobile Food Vendor Fair will be held on December 5, 2012 at DBPR Headquarters in Tallahassee from 5-7 p.m. Last May, DBPR hosted 11 vendors and more than 400 people with live entertainment at its second Mobile Food Vendor Fair, and the Department expects to feature even more vendors and have a larger crowd at the upcoming Fair.
“Small businesses are vital to the state’s economy, and the mobile food vendor fairs are a great way to show we want businesses to thrive here in Florida,” said DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson. “Since the inception these events, the number of mobile food vendors in the Big Bend area has more than doubled, and we want the community to come enjoy what the vendors have to offer so this trend will continue.”
DBPR licenses and regulates all food service establishments in the state, including mobile food vendors and hot dog carts. As one of the fastest growing segments of the Department’s food service licensees, mobile food vendors are crucial to Florida’s economy. There are more than 90 mobile food vendors and hot dog carts licensed in Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties. The fair is part of a continued initiative for the Department to encourage business development, especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
DBPR’s headquarters is in the Northwood Centre located at 2601 Blair Stone Road in Tallahassee. The fair will be held from 5pm to 7pm and is open to the public. There is no cost to attend the event; food prices vary by vendor.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified public accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.
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