Weekend Food Truck Roundup Nov 23 – 25, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Nov 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 Washington DC, Palm Beach, Forney, Williamsville, Escondido.

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November 23

Best and worst of D.C. vending reg comments – WASHINGTON DC - So perhaps not all the public’s comments have reached the Department of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs, but among the 200 or so that did, there are a handful of ideas worth pondering — if some just for a good laugh.

Here at All We Can Eat, we’ve read through most of the public submissions, and we’ve organized the highlights and lowlights by categories:

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P.S. 561 Seeks Funding For New Food Truck: You Can Help- PALM BEACH, FL - Sure the economy is getting better little by little, but if you’re a small business looking to upgrade, there are still few funding options on the table. Banks are still wary of lending to even the most stable of small businesses, and going public is not a viable option.

So when Aaron and Stefanie Merullo decided to upgrade P.S. 561, they went outside the box and started a campaign through Smallknot. Their goal? To raise $2,500 in 45 days to help fund a new food truck to replace their trailer. So far, they’ve raised over $1,000 in just a few days.

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November 24

Forney City Council votes down Food Truck Amendment – FORNEY, TX - The issue of food trucks has been brought up more recently because the trucks have gained significant popularity with consumers. These are not the trucks you will find at construction sites, these food trucks tend to be a bit gourmet and offer a variety of specialty foods. One of the most popular trucks, Rockn’ Rick’s, belongs to local Forney residents Ricky and Mary Ellen Minter. The Lady Jackrabbit’s Soccer Boosters recently held a fundraising event that included a host of local and Dallas area food trucks serving up delicious food for customers. The event was a success and organizers hope to grow it and improve on it next year.

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Food trucks support Meals on Wheels – WILLIAMSVILLE, NY - Hungry shoppers in Williamsville took advantage of some of the most popular food trucks parked outside the Eastern Hills Mall today.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Meals on Wheels for Western New York that serves more than 3,000 homebound seniors and people with disabilities.

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November 25

CITY ORDERS UP PUBLIC FORUM ON FOOD TRUCKS – ESCONDIDO, CA - Aiming to join the food truck craze sweeping California, Escondido officials have scheduled a forum Wednesday to gather public feedback about the mobile restaurants and how to regulate them.

City officials say they need to weigh their desire to embrace the popular trend against concerns that lifting the city’s ban on food trucks could harm some local “brick-and-mortar” restaurants.

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