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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 Orlando, Cary, Alexandria, and Cullman.

May 16

Step Aside, New York — Orlando Is America’s Food Truck Capital - ORLANDO, FL - Now that it’s almost summer, food trucks are about to start rolling onto streets across America.

“Food trucks are popular due to their convenience, adaptability, and low barrier of entry,” Ross Resnick, founder of Roaming Hunger, a website that keeps tabs on all things street food, told Business Insider. “Although food trucks do not have the décor that a traditional restaurant might have, food trucks make up for it by offering interesting ways to deliver food to people in concentrated areas.”

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Cary drafts food truck rules; public hearing set for Thursday – CARY, NC - Food trucks could soon set up around town, but Cary leaders want to set some rules first.

Cary doesn’t currently have food truck regulations, so the businesses are considered prohibited.

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May 17

Food trucks encounter suspicion, but will get a trial run in Alexandria for 16 months – ALEXANDRIA, VA - Food trucks will get an 16-month tryout in the parks, parking lots, schools and driveways of Alexandria, the City Council decided Saturday, but they won’t be allowed to sell their delectables from the curbside just yet.

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May 18

Community Flocks to Food Trucks - CULLMAN, AL – Cullman Parks & Recreation has brought us a brand new way to eat lunch. It’s called ‘Eat on the Street’, and it’s the perfect way to get outside on your lunch break. Food trucks have come to serve Cullman and will be here every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cullman Farmer’s Market.

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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 past weekend from Libertyville, Milwaukee, Ottawa and Cary.

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Libertyville moves on food truck regulations – LIBERTYVILLE, IL - Libertyville officials are closer to approving regulations for mobile vendors.

Last summer, the Libertyville Village Board considered regulating mobile vendors, such as food trucks, after more of the businesses started popping up in the village. Officials have now drafted a list of proposed regulations, which would include where and when the vendors can do business.

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Milwaukee’s Gouda Girls part of PBS start-up show – MILWAUKEE, WI - Viewers watching the local PBS station Dec. 26 might have caught a Milwaukee food truck in action.

The Gouda Girls, a Milwaukee food truck serving grilled cheese and other sandwiches, was featured on the show “Start Up USA,” which focuses on — you guessed it — start-up businesses.

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December 28

Despite success, no added Ottawa street food carts/trucks expected for 2014 - OTTAWA, CANADA - Despite what most regard as a successful rollout of 17 new food carts and trucks in the nation’s capital earlier this year, Ottawa will not add more in 2014.

In fact, the city does not plan to fill three existing vacant street/sidewalk spots outside the downtown core because, apparently, there’s no interest among food vendors for those less-than-desirable locations.

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December 29

Growth issues top Cary’s agenda in 2014 – CARY, NC - There are no food trucks operating in this town. Cary doesn’t have rules that specifically address food trucks, so the vehicles aren’t allowed to do business here.

But Cary leaders want to change that this year, too.

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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 Houston, San Francisco, NYC, Cary and Columbus.

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September 7

Mobile Food Unit campaign targets downtown – Houston, TX - Food trucks aren’t specifically banned from downtown. They just can’t cook with propane. Or provide their own seating. Or get access to existing seating. Or park within 60 feet of another food truck.

An ordinance on its way to Council this month proposes changes that would open up downtown as food truck territory. To that end, the food truck operators, who have been working with city officials for some time on the rule changes, are campaigning as the Mobile Food Unit Collective to encourage council to approve them.

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The Melt’s 100 Bus Fleet Means War On Food Trucks – San Francisco, CA - Have you heard? Built-for-speed grilled cheese trailblazer, The Melt will be opening its next location on a bus. With five Bay Area locations and two on the way soon, The Melt will flaunt its first bus on a barge in McCovey Cove during the Giants game this Sunday. Next Thursday, the refurbished school bus will make its first real stop for San Francisco plebeians in an undisclosed location.

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September 8

Tailgating Jets And Giants Fans Getting A Food Truck City – New York, NY - Now there’s more than one reason to get pumped for the upcoming Jets and Giants season: tailgating at Food Truck City! Starting with tomorrow’s opener, food truck favorites like Kelvin Slush, Kimchi Taco Truck, Mexicue and Rickshaw Dumplings will expand their citywide domination, hanging out in front of MetLife Stadium and serving up some pre-game goodies to fans.

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Food truck owner ‘shares the Greek love’ – Cary, NC –  A soft doughy pita shell encases marinated chicken, with brightly colored veggies and dollops of tzatziki sauce.

Yep, it’s authentic Greek food. And it can be found in the big blue Gussy’s Greek Food Truck traveling throughout the Triangle.

Gussy is Constantino “Gus” Megaloudis of Cary. His is a well-known face on the Duke University campus in Durham. Megaloudis has been running the Greek Devil food stand there for about four years.

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September 9

The ace of carts – Columbus, OH - When he first came to Columbus, Jeffrey J. Morris sold flowers on the Ohio State University campus, calling himself Morris the Florist, as his radio jingle from the ’70s went.

The flower business withered, but his sales vehicle — a mobile cart — has stuck around.

These days, Morris is president of Columbus-based All A Cart Manufacturing, and he has made the most of the growing interest in the mobile-food business. His company will build almost anything you can sell food out of — carts, trucks, trailers, kiosks, vending tricycles — but your imagination is the limit when it comes to what Morris will make.

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