Weekend Food Truck Roundup Oct 26 – 28, 2012

Weekend Food Truck Roundup Oct 26 – 28, 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 Greensboro, Plano, Del Mar, Paris and Lincoln.

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October 26

Food Trucks cooking up success in downtown Greensboro – GREENSBORO, NC - Just a few weeks into Greensboro’s pilot program for Food Trucks downtown, a marketing company says they will be recommending them as a permanent fixture to the city.

The Sales Factory is surveying customers and gathering information about the food trucks the city is allowing on Commerce Place downtown for the month of October.

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Plano may become food truck friendly – PLANO, TX - Food trucks are one of the fastest-growing dining trends in Texas.

The mobile kitchens dish out everything from Vietnamese Bánh mì sandwiches loaded with grilled pork and daikon radish to baked potatoes with blue cheese and buffalo chicken on top. If it has been dreamed up, there is probably a food truck in DFW that specializes in selling it.

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October 27

Food truck trend drawing scrutiny – DEL MAR, CA - After receiving a number of complaints from local businesses, Del Mar is taking a closer look at food trucks that recently rolled into town.

Since Oct. 10, six food trucks have been operating at Seagrove Parking Lot from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

Members of the brick-and-mortar business community have raised a number of concerns, from design-review requirements to noise and smells to, most notably, competition.

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Food truck event hits streets of Paris – PARIS, FRANCE - In a sign that the food truck phenomenon is no passing fad in Paris – the unofficial gastronomic capital of the food world – an influential culinary group has invited food truck operators from Copenhagen to New York to turn the courtyard of a historic building into a makeshift dining parking lot.

The two-day event called La Pompe à Bulles et les Délicatrucks is organized by food guide and festival organizer Le Fooding, a group that could be described as the antithesis to the white-gloved, silver service world of fine dining.

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October 28

Owners of food trucks want better access to downtown spots – LINCOLN, NE - Launching a restaurant used to require the right location, a bank loan and a gambler’s tolerance for risk.

Now it seems like it takes just four wheels and a couple of Crock-Pots.

Imaginative chefs have driven food trucks far beyond the land of corn dogs and cotton candy, making mobile cuisine a popular trend on the coasts and on food television. They have been slower to arrive in the Midwest, but Omaha, Lincoln and Council Bluffs have all seen growth in food truck numbers the past three years.

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