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New study from the Institute of Justice says food trucks are safer to eat at than restaurants

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(WJLA) - Food trucks are just as safe, if not safer, to dine at than brick-and-mortar restaurants, according to a new study.

Virginia public firm Institute for Justice reviewed more than 260,000 food inspection report in seven cities—Washington, D.C., Boston, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville and Seattle—and found that the food trucks in those cities had fewer sanitation violations than restaurants, TIME reports.

The "Street Eats, Safe Eats" findings dispel the myth that food trucks are unsanitary, says the study, which only looked at cities where food trucks and restaurants are required to follow the same health guidelines.

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