Weekend Food Truck Roundup May 11 – 13, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup May 11 – 13, 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 Miami Beach, Philadelphia,Calgary, Atlanta and London.

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May 11

Food Trucks to Roll On Miami Beach – MIAMI BEACH, FL - The City of Miami Beach will allow a limited number of food truck roundups, starting as early as June. The issue of having food trucks on Miami Beach was pushed back many times, as local restaurants felt it would take away business.

On May 9, the Miami Beach City Commission moved forward with a long-discussed (and fiercely debated) pilot food truck program in North Beach.

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In Philadelphia, Food Trucks are Rolling – PHILADELPHIA, PA - Food trucks used to be fleeting purveyors of adventurous cuisine, so hard to locate that following the right Twitter feed was the only way to find them. Now, they are a nearly inescapable part of the culinary landscape in many cities, as common as trucker hats once were among their clientele.

In fact, the indie food-truck operators who tweet their location of the day to those in the know in Philadelphia have been retweeted by the likes of Le Meridien, a luxury hotel in Center City across from a plaza where many trucks set up.

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May 12

Calgary food trucks kicking in to high gear this summer – CALGARY, CANADA - In less than a year, the number of food trucks will have more than tripled with no signs of slowing down.

What began as a pilot project last year is now entering in to the third and final phase, with several new trucks set to hit the scene in the coming weeks.

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Food truck park bustling again after truck operators fall in line with city –  ATLANTA, GA - One week after the Atlanta Food Truck Park shut down when four truck operators were cited by police, the trucks and customers have returned to what has become a popular gathering point on Howell Mill Road at Interstate 75 north.

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May 13

Running a food truck offers satisfaction, but not without hard work – NATIONAL - Last year, author Jennifer Lewis surveyed 539 food truck owners across the country with a simple question: Are you happy that you’re doing this? Ninety-seven percent said they wouldn’t want to do anything else. But an almost equal number reported that the business is harder than they had expected.

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Let’s get this food truck on the road – LONDON, ENGLAND - ALTHOUGH not famed for its native cuisine, London has profited from its openness to outside culinary influences, allowing the capital to punch above its weight. Food is big business – the hospitality industry employs around 2.5m people in the UK. But times change. If London wants to keep up it must embrace innovation – including of the kind that drives into town in a truck.

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