A mobile food cart is a food service operation that serves a limited menu, usually hot dogs, from a small open air push cart. Based on their limited facilities, mobile food carts only serve foods or beverages requiring minimal handling on site, and they must return to an approved commissary at least once every 24 hours, such as a licensed food service establishment.
If you have any questions, please contact Washtenaw County Environmental Health at 734-222-3800. We are more than happy to help guide you through this process! In addition, there are a lot of online resources available to help you. Restaurants in Michigan are regulated under the Michigan Food Law of 2000 and the Michigan Modified Food Code. Becoming familiar with these requirements is an essential part of your operation!
For more information on food service licensing, please contact the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division at 734-222-3800.