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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry we have compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this past weekend from Atlanta, Springfield, Boise and Duluth.

OTW Logo food truck newsMarch 14

Finally! Food trucks might be allowed to vend on public property – ATLANTA, GA – It’s taken years, but Atlanta’s food trucks may soon be allowed to sell their pizza slices, smoked barbecue pork, decadent cupcakes on the city’s streets. And South Downtown would be the first to welcome the mobile food chariots in the not-so-distant future.

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Springfield City Councilor Thomas Ashe optimistic on rules for curbside food trucks – SPRINGFIELD, MA – City Councilor Thomas M. Ashe said he is optimistic that a new ordinance will be approved soon that improves guidelines for roadside food trucks after years of discussion and delay.

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March 15

Plans in the works for Boise food truck park – BOISE, ID – A couple is trying to create a permanent place for food trucks in Boise. Erin Sorensen and her husband want to take an eyesore lot at 25th and Fairview and turn it into a foodie heaven. They are working to create a food truck park on Boise’s West End.

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March 16

Duluth man designs mobile kitchen for travel to ‘food deserts’ to educate about nutrition – DULUTH, MN – Stainless-steel appliances, commercial grade convection oven, solar panels, a public address system and plenty of room.

Mike Poupore calls it the “Cadillac of food trucks.”

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terrydawnhall happy belly truckATLANTA, GA – On Tuesday, February 11th, Terry Hall, owner of Happy Belly Food Truck, passed away. I received this email from Dawn Hall, Terry’s wife:

With a very broken heart and a hollow feeling throughout my body, we would like to let you know that Terry peacefully passed away at approximately 6:23 am yesterday morning. He has been at home this week with family by his side. Terry passed this morning with myself and his mother, Cathy, at his side.

Terry fought this battle to the very end. He was holding on and fighting so hard- he did not want to leave us, but his body just was not letting him win.

I thank you all SO very much for being by our side during this time- cheering us on, fighting the fight with us, sending prayers and positive thoughts our way. We needed your support every step of the way and you were there. Mayer, Henry and myself will still need support as we have lost our husband, father and our ROCK.

For those that aren’t familiar with Happy Belly Food Truck, it is the world’s only food truck with a Big Green Egg used as the kitchen’s grill. The story of their food truck was a testament to both Terry and Dawn’s hard work and entrepreneurial spirit.

Happy Belly is more than a food truck. The Halls were winners of the “Create Jobs for the USA” campaign. They started with a vision to serve healthy food to families. They support local by using Verner Farms beef and Holeman & Finch bread. Five percent of their profits are donated to the Boys & Girls Club to promote education programs and encourage children to eat whole foods. Their menu caters to vegans, gluten-free and the paleo diet.

Our prayers are with the Halls, their family and friends, and supporters of the Happy Belly Food Truck.

Visitation Service:

Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm McDonald & Son Funeral Home 150 Sawnee Drive Cumming, Georgia 30040

Funeral Service with Military Honors:

Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:00 pm St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church 4633 Shiloh Road Cumming, Georgia 30040

A celebration of Terry’s life will immediately follow his funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a special college fund for Terry’s children, Mayer & Henry Hall. “Terry’s Legacy Lives On” can be found at www.youcaring.com/terryslegacyliveson

You can read Terry Hall’s Obituary here.

Find the original article by Alexa Lampasona at ajc.com <here>

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 past weekend from Atlanta, San Diego, Boston and Belmont Shore.

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsNovember 15

Food trucks find a home in the suburbs – ATLANTA, GA – The food truck fad appears to have found a comfortable home in the Atlanta suburbs.

Communities around metro Atlanta have reported that thousands of people have taken part in food truck events during the summer and fall in order to check out the trucks’ unique fare and socialize with neighbors.

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City cooks up rules for food trucks – SAN DIEGO, CA – City rules for food trucks on private property began to take shape at an Oct. 23 hearing of the City Council’s Land Use & Housing Committee.

City staff have proposed regulating the food trucks’ proximity to restaurants, limiting their hours of operation and a creating a permit system for both property owners and food truck operators.

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November 16

New England street food – BOSTON, MA – Taking inspiration from street food cuisine offered around the world, New England chefs are going mobile. They are hitting the streets, creating modern, delicious snacks and meals to go.

“For diners, it offers a quick way to eat well,” says Mike Martini, former chef and co-owner of Newport Gourmet Food Tours. “For chefs, there’s no high overhead, no front-of-the-house hassles, and no more filtered feedback on their food. The customer is eating it right there in front of them.”

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November 17

Roe. To Use Food Truck While Project Wraps Up – Belmont Shore, CA – Work to build out Roe. (sic) Restaurant & Fish Market in Belmont Shore has been ongoing for more than a year now, but the owners of the establishment said they know they will have at least one more setback, requiring a temporary food truck, before the project is complete in early January.

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Sweet Auburn BBQ food truckATLANTA, GA – None of Omar Epps‘ co-stars on the TV show “Resurrection” were complaining about the food on the set today … that’s because Omar dug deep into his pockets to pay for lunch … for everybody!

The show is shooting in Atlanta … Omar dropped $1,500 to rent the Sweet Auburn BBQ food truck … which dished up grub to about 90 cast members, crew and extras.

Our BBQ sources tell us the Dirty South package– brisket, pork, and chicken —  is to die for.

Find the entire article at TMZ.com <here>

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsIn 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 Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Fort Collins and Cranston.

July 19

New charity food truck serves dual purpose – ATLANTA, GA  – 

City of Refuge, a homeless shelter, recently began operating a food truck that not only helps finance its services but also helps homeless people break the cycle of poverty.

Folks working inside the truck aren’t just preparing quality foods. Some are shelter residents who are learning culinary skills to start over.

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Restaurants fighting food trucks with food trucks – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The booming food truck business in San Francisco is now facing new competition as brick-and-mortar restaurants are bringing their food downtown in hopes of getting a piece of the lunchtime action.

Ever since food trucks exploded onto the scene a few years ago, there’s definitely been some tension with brick-and-mortar restaurants. Now, restaurants have decided to hit the road. They don’t look that different than typical food trucks and they can now be found bringing San Francisco’s restaurant scene to the 9 to 5 crowd.

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July 20

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Fort Collins getting taste for growing food truck options – FORT COLLINS, CO – A year after the city loosened the rules to welcome food trucks to Fort Collins, mobile food vendors say residents and tourists have proven hungry for their offerings.

But they say Fort Collins still has a long way to go before creating the kind of food truck culture enjoyed by Longmont, Boulder and Denver. And they say the city and its regulations could be doing more to encourage the scene. The trucks and carts offer everything from waffles and poutine — gravy-covered fries with cheese curds — to smoked meats, Hawaiian sandwiches and American-style tacos.

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July 21

As food trucks gain traction in R.I., Cranston may change new rules that protect restaurants – CRANSTON, RI – On a sultry summer night, Tara Devany gobbles a spicy fish taco from Shuckin Truck, a seafood truck that sells fresh oysters from Salt Pond.

The setting — the town beach parking lot — isn’t elegant. But the food is terrific, says Devany, who visits the lot each week to sample thin-crust pizza, lobster rolls and barbecue burritos sold by a half-dozen food trucks.

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OTW Logo food truck newsIn 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 Cutler Bay, Atlanta, Houston, New York and Perth Australia.

June 21

Anti-Food Truck Meddling Ends Up Ruining Miami Farmer’s Market – CUTLER BAY, FL – In Cutler Bay, a town of about 40,000 in the Miami area, food truck regulations ended up ruining a nearby farmer’s market.

According to the Miami Herald, the Cutler Bay Farmer’s Market ran every Sunday for the past two years. A handful of food trucks came to event as well. Somebody anonymously complained to the city about unlicensed vendors.

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Are food trucks a good thing? – ATLANTA, GA – Chances are, there is a food truck coming to a destination near you.

Chances are, if you patronize that food truck, you will forego eating a meal at another, fixed location restaurant. Revenue was just transferred from that restaurant, to that food truck.

Is that a good thing?

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June 22

Houston’s new food truck park opens with a big crowd – HOUSTON, TX – Foodies descended upon an empty parking lot Saturday for the grand opening of Houston’s long-awaited first food truck park.

Just blocks from BBVA Compass Stadium in EaDo, the Houston Food Park marks a new chapter in the city’s ever-growing mobile culinary landscape — a DIY food scene that continues to find itself on the periphery of downtown thanks to strict city regulations.

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Soup Nazi Will Now Bring Soup To You With Food Trucks – NEW YORK, NY – The so-called Soup Nazi—aka original SoupMan Al Yeganeh—is a NYC legend thanks in part to the depiction of him in a classic Seinfeld episode. But considering the fact that Yeganeh became famous for his totalitarian views on soup distribution, we’re somewhat surprised to learn that he has given approval to roll out a fleet of franchised Original SoupMan food trucks that will literally bring the soup to you, no questions asked.

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June 23

Van Go – Perth’s new mobile food trend – PERTH, AUSTRALIA – When did you last order truffle-infused scallop dumplings from a truck on the side of the road? Never? Greasy chips and a reflux-inducing hot dog sound more familiar, right?

Well, get ready to impress your tastebuds, because food trucks – the kind that sell gourmet, locally sourced, ready-to-eat food – have hit Perth.

Long raved about in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles and, more recently, Sydney, Melbourne and even Adelaide, the trend has finally arrived here.

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Doggie food trucks fetch company profits – NATIONWIDE – In hindsight, the collision of the food truck craze with the tendency to spoil our four-legged friends seemed inevitable.

Food trucks for dogs are rolling through a growing number of cities, selling canine versions of cookies, ice cream and other treats. Paying $3 for doggie ice cream (dogs can have trouble digesting the real thing) might seem like a silly indulgence, but owners of these food trucks say they’re hardly begging for business.

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OTW LogoIn 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 East Lansing, Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Raleigh.

June 7

MSU food trucks offer taste of State – on the go – EAST LANSING, MI – The Eat at State On-The-Go food truck was born as a a kind of conciliatory gesture.

The cafeteria at Michigan State University’s Shaw Hall was closed last fall for renovations. The university isn’t exactly short on dining halls but the people in culinary services nonetheless wanted students living in Shaw to have another option at their doorstep.

They rented a food truck, gave it an unwieldy name and had it parked outside by the third week of September.

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Entrepreneur Helps Set Off Food Truck Golden Age In Atlanta – ATLANTA, GA – Just a few years ago, Howard Hsu’s barbecue truck, Sweet Auburn Barbecue, was one of the only food trucks in the city. Today it is joined by a park full of other “food on wheels” units, plus many more outside the premises.

As the city’s first permanent food truck site, the Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market attracts an average of 1,000 people daily; but last year the bustling space was nothing more than an abandoned lot.

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June 8

DeRusha Eats Goes Behind The Scenes With Food Trucks – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The food trucks are back on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Even though they usually open their windows at 11 a.m., the work starts early in the morning.

You have to get up early to begin the day with with Christina Nguyen and Birk Grudem from Hola Arepa, and Natalie Coleman and her team from Dandelion Kitchen.

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San Francisco cooks up tighter food truck laws – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The latest bit of legislation, set forth by S.F. Supervisor Scott Wiener, is primarily aimed at establishing a truce between the city’s brick-and-mortar restaurants and the meals on wheels biz.

Some restaurant owners — who’ve said food trucks have stolen away up to half of their business — have called for stricter regulations on how food trucks and stands operate.

Wiener’s new law creates a buffer zone of 75 feet between trucks and brick-and-mortar eateries, restricts the number of trucks that operate downtown at a given time, and limits food vendors to selling at one location no more than three days a week.

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June 9

Thousands flock to downtown Raleigh for Food Truck Rodeo – RALEIGH, NC – Hungry folks were lining up on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh Sunday for a Food Truck Rodeo.

Thousands took advantage of the great Sunday weather to come out and sample tasty treats from more than 40 different food trucks representing all kinds of cuisine.

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LinkedIn Debuts “Food Truck Friday” – Bay Area, CA – One of the challenges facing tech companies in a strong economy is how to keep employees from going somewhere else. Say you’re already successful, big, and publicly traded.

How do you keep talented employees from going to small, sexy startups?

That’s something a lot of tech firms are fighting against these days, and LinkedIn (which, by the way, is now officially successful, big, and publicly traded) has an answer: Food Truck Friday.

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DALLAS, TX – Omni Hotels & Resorts are bringing street food indoors with their new Simply Street Food Menu, which is being served at many of the hotel chain’s bars and lounges this month. Locations serving the street food menu include Omni hotels in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Orlando, Fla.

omni-hotelsMore than 100 chefs from Omni hotels worldwide competed to create street food from their hometowns. Six of those creations, from Boston to Brazil to Abu Dhabi, made the cut, including chef Andy Oh of Pan Pacific Orchard’s Famous Peddler’s Char Kway Teow, a stir-fried flat rice noodle dish with shrimp, sausage, and egg sold on the streets of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Other street foods that made the menu include a short rib and Vermont Cheddar sandwich on brioche by chef Gerard Tice of Omni Parker House in Boston, and a citrus ancho braised lamb tostado by chef Scott Mole at the Omni Bedford Springs in Bedford, Pa.

The globetrotting menu also includes chef Josemar Passos’ take on Brazilian coxinha, Acarajé de Orixá, an onion and black-eyed pea fritter topped with smoked shrimp, and chef Moh’d Alla Alaham of Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi’s take on musakhan, a traditional Palestinian dish of chicken, onions, and sumac folded inside flatbread.

The Omni chefs who competed to create the menu spanned the globe from Singapore’s chef Oh to San Antonio’s chef Gene Moss of Omni La Mansion, who fused Latin American, Asian, and French flavors to create a savory duck empanada with smoked tomato mayonnaise.

Find the original article by Lauren Mack at The Daily Meal <here>



You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

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This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Gr8Am Cookies Truck

Twitter: @CookieTruckATL

Can’t get to the mall? Come find us to satisfy that sweet treat craving! Double Doozies, our classic cookies and decadent brownies! Share the Fun of Cookies!


Chicago, IL

Burgers That Go

Twitter: @BurgersThatGo

Chicago’s late-night burger fix! Serving Chicagoans delicious burgers that you’ve never tasted before. Stay tuned for more news!

Cincinnati, OH


Twitter: @StirNoodleTruck

Cincinnati’s first noodle truck. Specializing in traditional Japanese Ramen and other Asian inspired noodle dishes. Updating as we go!!!

Dallas – Fort Worth, TX

Cono Pazzo

Twitter: @ConoPazzo

Pizza Cones are in DFW!!! Follow us to find out where we will have our food truck so you can be the first to try our fresh pizza cones. First in the US!!

Gypsy Scoops

Twitter: @GypsyScoops

Gypsy Scoops is the mobile ice cream parlor experience catering hand-dipped ice cream to the DFW area.


World Tour Food Truck

Twitter: @worldtourfoodtr

Houston, TX

Big Daddy Z’s

Twitter: @bigdaddyzs

Houston’s newest food truck is coming very soon!!! Big Daddy Z’s will offer sandwiches, sliders, sides, and desserts; along with daily food specials.


Las Vegas, NV

Wieners on Wheels

Twitter: @WienersonWheels

Wieners on Wheels is a gourmet hot dog truck. The concept is to take the good old fashion hot dog EVERYONE loves and make it amazing!


Louisville, KY

Let’s Eat

Twitter: @LetsEatFT

Montgomery County, MD

Bánh Mì Annie

Twitter: @BanhMiAnnie

Vietnamese food cart serving Montgomery, MD. Baguettes, Spring/Summer Rolls, Coffee & More


Mesob on Wheels

Twitter: @mesobonwheels

Seattle, WA

Curb Jumper Street Eats

Twitter: @CurbJumper206

Curb Jumper Street Eats is a fast, fresh, fun Food Truck experience from Seattle. Serving gourmet sliders and specialty sandwiches.



If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com


You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.


This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Taco Buggy

Twitter: @TacoBuggy

Gourmet Taco Truck feeding the hungry streets of Atlanta

Bellevue, WA

Six Coins Mobile

Twitter: @sixcoinsmobile

We are an Eastside based Japanese food truck! Pop in whenever you get the chance. We are looking forward to seeing you ^_^


Cleveland, OH


Twitter: @pigaliscious1

A food truck feeding Cleveland one sandwich at a time. It’s All Good.

Dutchess County, NY


Twitter: @mealmobile

Fully cooked meals ready to go when you are.


London, England


Twitter: @ambrientolondon

1950’s Global-Mex Taco Truck


Los Angeles, CA

!Stop Guac n Roll!

Twitter: @stopguacnroll

LA’s 1st Mexican BBQ Fusion Food Truck!


Miami, FL

Don Chuzzo

Twitter: @DonChuzzo

Food Truck Incorporating a Fusion of Colombian And Other Flavors Creating Insatiable Appetites Everywhere!! Follow Us For Upcoming Events & Locations!!


El Jibarito

Twitter: @ElJibarito1

El Jibarito will be joining South Florida’s food truck craze with a taste of Chicago. We will be serving a variety of the best dishes from the Windy City!!

Orlando, FL

Mayan Grill

Twitter: @mayangrill2012

Authentic Central American Cuisine Food Truck specializing in PUPUSAS, stuffed tortillas Salvadoran style. Pork, chicken, Vegetarian and Vegan alternatives


Rochester, NY

Wraps on Wheels

Twitter: @WrapsonWheels

Experience the Lighter Choice with Healthy, Delicious Tastes from our Mobile Food Truck. All Our Wraps Feature Fresh, Locally Grown Produce


Troy, NY

Slidin’ Dirty

Twitter: @Slidin_Dirty

Slidin’ Dirty is a gourmet food truck serving sliders and tapas style cuisine beginning in 2012. We also provide full service catering. slidindirty@yahoo.com.


Vancouver, Canada

Drank Truck

Twitter: @DrankTruck

Drank Truck is going to be a mobile food and snack truck offering local, organic and healthy fruit juices and foods.



If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com


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