Most Kansas City Foodie Scene Pop-Ups Break The Law To Survive

The restaurant game is tough in this town and doing biz in KCMO is becoming increasingly unfriendly as local guv has targeted ANYONE trying to make a buck inside city limits. 

And so  . . . We reach back to check this report from last week and highlight a worthwhile passage. 

Apparently, a great many foodie operators are breaking the rules in order to find customers.

Check-it . . .

"If the last couple of years proved anything, it’s that the pop-up business model offers a host of benefits besides pandemic-friendly ventilation. Pop-ups are cheaper to launch and cheaper to operate, requiring less upfront investment in real estate, equipment, and staff. Many pop-up vendors also save on traditional advertising, relying on Instagram to spread the word about their businesses and hours.

"But it can be hard to quantify the number of pop-up businesses in KCMO for one reason: most of them are operating illegally.

"The city’s permitting infrastructure neither predicted nor adapted to the rise of the pop-up, leaving entrepreneurs scrambling for solutions."

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Pop-up politics: Local vendors fight to claim their space in the metro

Jhy Coulter of Devoured tosses dough at Overland Park Farmers' Market. // Photo by Jason Ebberts Scroll through Instagram for a few minutes, and there's a good chance you'll see an ad for a pop-up food business-some kind of nomadic restaurant, bakery, or shop operating with variable hours outside (and sometimes inside) other businesses.