Weekend Food Truck Roundup Aug 24 – Aug 26, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Aug 24 – Aug 26, 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 Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin, Vancouver and Falcon Heights.

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August 24

New Food Truck Rules May Hurt Ice Cream Trucks – Chicago, IL - You can mess with our gourmet meatballs, our freshly steamed bao, even our tamales. But you’ll have to pry the ice cream from our (very) cold, dead hands. WBEZ reported Wednesday what should have been obvious to all of us (and this is why we give money to public radio): ice cream trucks, even those that were perfectly legal before, will be affected by the new food truck ordinance.

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Aramark learns that campus food trucks are good business – Philadelphia, PA - Food trucks and their takeout siblings, lunch carts, are generating customer loyalty by providing good food at good prices.

Aramark has apparently taken note.

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August 25

Campbell’s announces new ‘hipster soup’ line inspired by Austin’s food truck scene – Austin, TX - What ever happened to the excitement of potato chowder? Is there a way to make beef stew cool again? Is there such a thing as sexy soup?

These were the Sphinxian riddles that plagued the mind of Campbell’s Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison when she stepped up to the plate with her giant soup spoon a year ago. Bent on redefining Campbell’s “U.S. soup strategy,” she and her soup-minded team began looking outside of the iconic red and white can.

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Vancouver food carts get TV play on Eat St. – Vancouver, Canada - Food Network Canada’s hit express-cuisine series Eat St. began filming this week in Vancouver, with its crews descending upon seafood specialists Fresh Local Wild, and Indian eateries Soho Road Naan Kebab and Vij’s Railway Express.

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August 26

Food, future hot for Minnesota veteran – Falcon Heights, MN - In the shadow of the great Minnesota Get-Together is the signature food from a state far away.

“I’m from a small town called Houma, Louisiana,” said Tim Glover, whose food truck sits in a yard along Snelling Avenue.

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