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Chicago food carts are hungry for justice

Chicago food carts are hungry for justice

Tribune writer Kevin Pang’s recent review “Halal Guys arrives in Chicago with lines, hype and crusty gyro meat” made me hungry — for gyro and for justice. The Halal Guys are an American success story. Starting with a humble food cart on a sidewalk in Manhattan, the Halal Guys have built up a passionate fan base and a chain of restaurants that satisfies customers and creates jobs. Unfortunately, if the Halal Guys lived in Chicago, that success could have never happened. That’s because Chicago bans food carts from the sidewalk. An ordinance introduced by Ald. Roberto Maldonado would end that misguided ban, but it has unfortunately been tied up for almost 15...

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