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Weekend Food Truck Roundup May 4 – 6, 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 NYC, Memphis, San Bernardino County, Sheboygan, Toronto, Champaign.

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May 4

Food Trucks Seek ‘That Mystical Spot’ – NYC, NY - The Rickshaw Dumpling Truck is a retired postal van, painted red and filled with Chinese dumplings. I’m riding shotgun with Kenny Lao, the van’s co-owner. It’s a weekday morning, and we’re driving into Manhattan looking for a killer spot to set up shop for the day.

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Gaining in popularity, food truck businesses expanding reach to bring the vittles to you – Memphis, TN - Food trucks have come a long way since being first allowed to operate in Memphis last summer. After being approved by the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission, the number of licensed trucks has grown from zero to 45 with more applications coming in every day.

For some, a food truck has been a good start on the path to opening a restaurant.

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May 5

San Bernardino County supervisors may make some revisions after food truck proponents complain – San Bernardino County, CA - A food truck frenzy seems to be under way in San Bernardino County.

Food truck festivals at high schools, ballparks, airports and convention centers in the last two months have drawn people in droves, and county Supervisor Janice Rutherford has proposed an ordinance that would ease some restrictions for operators looking to cash in on the county’s burgeoning food truck market.

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Proposed City of Sheboygan ordinance would limit activity of food trucks – Sheboygan, WI - The Sheboygan Common Council on Monday will consider approving a new ordinance that would keep mobile food trucks away from festivals and other events like the farmers market at Fountain Park.

Under the ordinance, food vendors would be prohibited from parking within 500 feet of a “fair, farmers market, festival, carnival” or other special event licensed by the city unless the vendor obtains a permit to be part of the event or has permission from the organizers of the event.

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May 6

Toronto food trucks and carts could soon serve up a parking lot feast – Toronto, Canada - Dedicated foodies know one of North America’s hottest gastronomic trends right now is the mobile kitchen — better known as the “food truck.” And Torontonians needn’t look far to see the immense potential of street treats served from the back of a vehicle.

To the delight of Steel City’s outdoor diners, Hamilton held a “rally” on Friday gathering 15 food trucks from across southern Ontario. Together they dished out fare that included wood-fired pizza, fish tacos, maple bacon doughnuts, exotic cupcakes, gourmet grilled cheese, pulled pork, variety poutines, beaver tails and schnitzel — all prepared and served from trucks.

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It’s Your Business: Food truck to help Cracked duo break into breakfast – Champaign, IL - Jeremy Mandell and Daniel Krause aren’t crazy; they’re Cracked.

The two University of Illinois seniors plan to start operating a food truck on the University of Illinois campus in August.

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