Indian Taco Truck Now Hoping to Launch in San Francisco Early Next Month

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Luis Chong
Curry Up Now's S.F. debut has been pushed back slightly.
​Peninsula-based Indian taco truck biz Curry Up Now had hoped to roll into San Francisco this week, but owner Akash Kapoor is now hoping to debut here during the first week of January. "We're about a week, 10 days delayed," Kapoor said. Curry Up Now has police clearance, a permit to sell in metered parking spaces, everything but a last document from the DMV and a final Health Department sign-off. Kapoor has plans to park the truck in the Financial District weekdays, and on Valencia Street in the Mission at night.

Meanwhile, Kapoor pointed to a survey published last week that appeared to show support for Curry Up Now's presence in downtown Burlingame. In a Survey Monkey questionnaire of 117 people, 56.5 percent of respondents agreed that mobile food trucks benefited the Peninsula suburb; 81.9 percent felt they increased the diversity of food options in the area. A report last month in the San Mateo County Times pointed to alleged hostility in downtown Burlingame for the truck, which some residents and merchants accused of taking business away from brick-and-mortar restaurants.

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