Questions, Questions

From the Buffalo News story about the food trucks’ issues in Amherst

In light of recent events, Ketchum and Police Chief John Askey said they’ve instructed their people not to disrupt food truck operations. If they do enforce the permit requirements, they said, they’ll simply issue a court appearance ticket and let a judge decide how to handle it.

Askey also said he was embarrassed to learn that the “anonymous complaint” lodged with the Building Department against the Lloyd Taco Truck on Monday came from one of his own officers, who has relatives in the restaurant business and called in the complaint as a private citizen.

“I spoke with him today,” Askey said Tuesday. “I specifically told him to have no interaction with those trucks. We are not, independently – through back channels or forward channels – going after these people on their own. I can’t fix what happened, but I can make sure we’re reasonable going to forward.”

Please tell me which officer, and which restaurant, are implicated by emailing me at buffalopundit[at] I have some questions for them. 


  • Whoever it is, you can join the list of other eateries I will never patronize.  Jim’s Steakout, Just Pizza and Taki’s have turned to politics and backroom deals to handle the competition from food trucks rather than simply concentrating on their product and service. Expose them!

  • I’ll never set foot in those places again Mike!  What a shame too.  I used to like Jim’s Steakout.   But I loooooove me some Lloyds

  • Don’t forget about Zetti’s. Home of the best brick and mortar bathrooms in WNY.

  • Douchebaggery, pure and simple. I can’t wait to see where this leads.

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