The food truck craze continues to sweep Southern California, and even airports are not spared. Long Beach Airport already has a parking lot set aside for food trucks every Tuesday. However, security regulations do not allow food trucks to park in front of the terminals. So then what is the solution? Build a facsimile food truck inside the airport, just like LAX plans to do. The airport concessions operator will install the fake food truck inside Terminal 4, to which established food truck chefs will operate the stand on a rotational basis.
Meanwhile, four LA mayors of past and present came together to inaugurate the rebuilt southern concourse of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. The refurbished gate terminals are designed to handle larger aircraft that pundits believe will dominate air travel in the near future. Two of the former mayors in attendance, Richard Riordan and James Hahn, supported plans to expand the airport but ran into community opposition. It was former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who successfully settled the lawsuits stemming from opponents. However, construction continues on the northern and eastern ends of the terminal, and completion is slated for 2015.