Weekend Food Truck Roundup June 1 – 3, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup June 1 – 3, 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 Champaign, Milwaukee, Toronto, Westlake, San Bernardino County and Springfield.

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June 1

Champaign starts pilot project for food trucks – CHAMPAIGN, IL - The latest trend in mobile cuisine — food trucks — is now allowed in Champaign.

“It’s a fantastically popular part of the cultural and culinary landscape,” Mayor Don Gerard said.

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Food trucks offer moveable local feasts – MILWAUKEE, WI - The food truck trend hit Milwaukee a number of years ago and has expanded with a vengeance.

Seemingly overnight, a widely varied fleet of sleek mobile eateries rolled in, offering a host of sweets and savories to consumers on the go. These days, the trend is still going strong and – among the bounty of choices – serious locavores now have at least two options from which they can procure local eats.

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June 2

Toronto food trucks dogged by street food red tape – TORONTO, CANADA - Ouzo-fried calamari to start, a fresh-made lobster roll, maybe a maple-bacon doughnut for dessert — not bad for a lunch served up in a downtown Toronto parking lot.

“We’re going for the trifecta of food,” said Neil Daga, holding a crispy Reuben spring roll in one hand, motioning to the trio of food trucks parked near Queen St. E and Jarvis St. with the other.

For Torontonians who’ve hopped on the food-truck wagon, this downtown intersection has, for now, become a rare reliable spot to find lunch from a four-wheeled kitchen.

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Food Trucks Return to Hyland Software – WESTLAKE, OH – While health insurance and a 401K are nice workplace benefits, Hyland Software goes a little farther when it comes to perks.

It brings in the food trucks.

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June 3

San Bernardino County supervisors to take up food truck proposal – SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA - A proposed ordinance that would expand food truck operations in San Bernardino County goes before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The county Planning Commission approved the ordinance in April. County staff began researching and preparing the draft ordinance last year at the direction of the Board of Supervisors.

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Food trucks popping up around Springfield – SPRINGFIELD, OH — Taco trucks are one of the newest food trends to hit Springfield, even though the number of mobile food permits is remaining steady in the county.

Since Dec. 1, the Clark County Combined Health District has issued 51 permits for mobile food service operations and four for mobile retail food establishments.

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