Published: Dec 12, 2012 11:43 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-A Bonita Springs business owner is fighting to keep his hot dog stand... up and running.

Rick Price is a retired veteran and the owner of "Hungry Hound Dawgs" on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. He invested $100,000 into his business, but a proposed city ordinance would shut it and other mobile food vendors down.

"I will fight it as much as I can to keep my business. This is America, this is what business is about," says Price.

The city says they are trying to encourage redevelopment in the downtown area, and too many mobile food stands discourage that.

Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson asks, "if there's five or six taco vendors, will there ever be anyone who puts $300,000 into a building to build a taco place? No? How could they compete?"

The city council is still working on the wording of the ordinance. They are expected to take it up at a meeting Thursday morning and again next week.