Bluffton Town Council recently voted to change its code and allow food trucks to operate in town limits. Food truck operators must obtain a business license, pay an annual fee of $400 to the town and must operate at least 200 feet away from an established restaurant without permission from the owner. The trucks will be allowed to operate between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Other restrictions include operating outside of the rapidly growing Old Town area, and not setting up on public roads or any other location that could slow pedestrians or traffic. Bluffton got its first taste of food trucks in 2016 when Tanger Outlet Center 2 started its food truck food court. Hilton Head Island officials are also considering allowing food trucks.