Weekend Food Truck Roundup Jan 13 – 15, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Jan 13 – 15, 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 St. Petersburg, Indianapolis, Scottsdale, Bloomingdale and Chicago.

Jan 13

St. Petersburg reconsiders food trucks after restaurants share fears – St. Petersburg, FL - Just as food trucks seemed likely to roll in, several restaurateurs have begun to wonder whether this town is big enough for the both of them.

Voicing restaurant owners’ misgivings, the Chamber of Commerce has joined the fray as the city enters the final weeks of debate.

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Indianapolis based food trucks get Super Bowl-ready – Indianapolis, IN - The city’s thriving food truck business is going to get prime real estate for the Super Bowl. You’ll find your favorites clustered downtown.

In 23 days, people from across the country will he here for the Super Bowl and to get a taste of Indianapolis.

Over the past year, the city’s appetite for food trucks has grown by leaps and bounds. They’re now part of the game plan for feeding hungry fans.

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Jan 14

Food Truck Festival Called ‘Fiasco’ – Scottsdale, AZ - Thousands of people turn out for a valley food truck festival Saturday, and some complain that they want their money back.

There were 25 food trucks participating in the festival at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, and some of them ran out of food at the event.

Some attendees were complaining on Twitter that there were very long lines to park and long lines at the food trucks.

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Jan 15

1st Riverview Food Truck Rally Hailed Success by Owners, Customers – Bloomingdale, FL - Long lines and chilly temperatures didn’t deter area foodies who came out en masse to sample the fare of 18 food trucks gathered Saturday, Jan. 14, at the first Brandon Area Food Truck Rally.

Nor were they put off by the lack of accommodations at the site. Hungry residents ate their meals standing up or sitting on blankets or bare ground around the Winthrop Town Center Pole Barn on Bloomingdale Avenue.

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Chicago City Council keeps proposal to expand food trucks on shelf – Chicago, IL - While winter is testing the mettle of Chicago’s gourmet food trucks, it’s nothing compared to the deep freeze the City Council is putting them in.

An ordinance that would bolster the fledgling businesses seemed likely to pass in May but now is buried in two council committees. The ordinance would allow cooking in the trucks, instead of limiting them to selling previously prepared foods.

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