01/31/2013 04:54 pm ET

'Watershed Moment' As Salsa Food Truck Gets First License To Cook On Board

WEST LOOP — Chicago's long, slow journey toward allowing meals to be cooked on food trucks finally has paid off: On Thursday, the city was prepared to issue its first mobile preparer license to Dan Salls, owner of The Salsa Truck.

"It means everything that I'm first, Salls said. "Not just for my business, but for the whole scene."

Salls said he was told he was "the only one who's even gotten to the inspection phase, let alone passed it."

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