Milwaukee food trucks feeling impact of higher gas prices

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Your favorite food truck is likely feeling the effects of higher gas prices. 

Milwaukee has a rich food truck scene. The trucks have an advantage over brick and mortar restaurants because they're mobile and can meet customers where they are. 

But running a food truck requires lots of gas for getting around and powering equipment. 

That puts food truck owners like Griselda Arista in a tough position to balance sales and expenses.

"It's affecting us a lot because we can't raise prices too high because that can decrease our sales," said Arista, owner of La Chinampa Taco Truck. "And so it affects us a lot as owners because we don't want to raise the prices on our customers. But even so, you can see there's not many people here."

Arista told CBS 58 her business's gas expenses have nearly doubled in recent weeks.

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