Weekend Food Truck Roundup March 23 – 25, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup March 23 – 25, 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 Boise, New London, Ferndale, Houston, Tampa and Boston.

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March 23

Food Truck Rally Plans for Less Chaos – BOISE, ID - It’s official: the MK Nature Center will house the next Boise Food Truck Rally on Friday, April 13, at 5 p.m. To smooth out the problems from the event on March 9, rally organizers have taken to Facebook for input on keeping lines short and faces stuffed.

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Munchies Food Truck calls it quits in New London – NEW LONDON, CT - There was a genuine excitement in The Day newsroom (at least at my desk) last year when the Munchies Food Truck rolled into New London. It seemed like the national food truck trend had made its way to the whaling city. I spent a few good lunch hours eating their burgers, fries, falafel and salads.

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March 24

Ferndale Food Truck Rally a Success, Organizers Say – FERNDALE, MI - Between 2,500 to 3,000 people attended the Metro Detroit Street Eats event at the Rust Belt Market last Wednesday. Organizers are still ironing out plans for potential repeat events.

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Beloved food truck Eatsie Boys envision a funky new look for Kraftsmen restaurant takeover – HOUSTON, TX - The Houston foodie world is all a-flutter this week with word that the Eatsie Boys will be putting down roots in the beloved leafy space maintained by Kraftsman Bakery for the last decade.

“This is what we wanted all along,” Eatsie Boy Ryan Soroka tells CultureMap. “After the last year and a half, we’re super excited to apply all we’ve learned with the food truck.”

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March 25

Fuel costs curb food truck trend – TAMPA, FL - Margaret Loflin really isn’t quite sure how much fuel it takes to fill her fire-engine red Maggie on the Move food truck. She has never topped off the tank.

With prices at the gas pump soaring, Loflin only puts $25 in at a time, just enough to get the mobile kitchen from her home in Treasure Island to wherever she’ll be serving that day, and back.

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Food truck lottery fair to some, not to others – BOSTON, MA - Running a food truck business requires taking risks, said Ron Sarni, co-owner of food truck Grilled Cheese Nation and president of the Boston Food Trucks Alliance.

He called Boston’s newest schedules for the city’s food trucks “very fair,” even though the city used a lottery system this year to parcel out prime time at the most highly coveted food truck spots in Boston.

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