Mark Shirley and Ole Time Smokehouse v. Town of Farmville, et al.

Food truck owner sues over North Carolina town’s ridiculously expensive permitting scheme

Mark Shirley was making a good living as the general manager of an auto dealership in Eastern North Carolina, but even his comfortable salary couldn't feed his lifelong passion for cooking. So, in September 2019, after a year of exhaustive research into the restaurant industry, Mark left his profitable job to launch a food truck business called Ole ...