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Boston OKs Late-Night Pilot Program For Food Trucks

BOSTON — Boston residents will soon have a new option for their late-night cookie cravings.

The city announced Thursday that beginning April 1, food trucks in three areas — Copley Square, Boston University and Northeastern University — will stay open an extra hour, until midnight, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

(Laurence Lui via Flickr)

(Laurence Lui via Flickr)

The mayor’s office said the sites were chosen based on foot traffic and public safety.

And additional sites could come later.

“Food truck owners and customers have been asking for later hours for food trucks, and we’ve been listening,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement. “We’ll be looking at this pilot to see if it’s something we can expand to more sites.”

The food-truck announcement follows similar recent news.

The MBTA said on Thursday that its yearlong late-night pilot program, with some weekend service until 3 a.m., will begin March 28. And last week, Walsh announced the creation of a late-night task force, with an eye toward extended closing hours for certains nightspots.

The trucks participating in the late-night pilot are:

- BBQ Lamb Brothers
- Bon Me
- Chicken and Rice Guys
- Cookie Monstah
- Frozen Hoagies
- Mediterranean Home Cooking
- Meng’s Kitchen
- Stoked Pizza
- Tea Station
- The Bacon Truck

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