Weekend Food Truck Roundup Apr 27 – 29, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Apr 27 – 29, 2012

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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Minneapolis, Richmond, Washington DC, San Antonio, New York and Cincinnati.

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April 27

Starting a food truck: Here’s how they did it – Minneapolis, MN – Launching a food-truck business has to be easy, the thinking goes, because everybody seems to be doing it. It’s not.

But there are tips for success, and City Pages runs down the checklist while spotlighting some of the metro’s newest food-truck entries, like Sassy Spoon and Tots Boss.

Find the entire article <here>

Food trucks spreading all over the city- Richmond, VA  - If you feel like you’ve been seeing a lot of food trucks around Richmond – your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.

The food truck court at the Virginia Historical Society has almost doubled the number of trucks serving food.

Now these vendors are spreading to other parts of the city.

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April 28

Working On A Food Truck Is The Most Rewarding Job This Engineer Has Ever Had – Washington DC - Before I get into the details of my side hustle, here’s a little background. I’m a 31 year old college graduate currently working as a inside sales engineer in the HVAC industry. I’m thankful that I have a job that pays decently but I’m always on the look out for ways to make more money.

I worked on the Dos Chinos food truck from September 2010 to November 2011. At the time I worked out of my home office so I had the flexibility to take on side jobs. As long as I got work done at my full time job, I figured, why not make some money on the side?

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Thieves steal, trash taco truck – San Antonio, TX – A South Side man is trying to get his taco truck business back in business after thieves took his truck.

Police recovered Roger Silva’s truck late Friday night, but he said it’s not the same.

On Saturday, Silva said that they ripped out his AC unit, his freezer, and that they took a large amount of brisket. He said the thieves also trashed the truck.

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April 29

On the Highest Floors, Food Comes to the Workers – New York, NY – New York, the most vertical of cities, has become a tad blasé about its skyscrapers, high-rise malls and multistory restaurant collections. At last, though, it has a fresh take on the perpendicular: the vertical food-truck court.

Every weekday in recent months, fancy-food trucks have been rumbling into the gigantic freight elevator of the Starrett-Lehigh Building at 601 West 26th Street in West Chelsea. After being hoisted aloft, they roll out into the concrete truck bays on the upper floors of the 81-year-old, 19-story commercial building. There, they post menus and proceed to sell inventive meals to office workers and their guests.

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Small company, big vision – Cincinnati, OH – The perfect cookie should include a hint of cardamom or a touch of chipotle.

It should be as beautifully decorated as it is tasty, and packaged with the same frills and flair.

Those simple rules of thumb, executed with extreme detail at Queen City Cookies, have been enough to build a bustling bakery business in less than three years.

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