Food Sellers on Social Media a Tasty Treat for Regulators

People selling food via social media are going to find out what food truck owners already know. When you combine a new business model that competes against an established market with regulators that regulate first and investigate later, making good food is the easy part of staying in business.

… many of the more than five complaints about Facebook food sellers in Wichita Falls had come from licensed businesses resentful of their underground competitors. Hence, protectionism and rent-seeking, rather than phantom cases of foodborne illness, may be the biggest obstacle to Facebook Marketplace sales of food.

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