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FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The City of Fayetteville had seventeen vendors apply for the food truck lottery; six were chosen, and eighteen days later all vendors have been told they don’t qualify.

The permit given in the food truck lottery would allow vendors to sell their food on city property, including streets, parking lots and parks.

Clayton Scott, the owner of Frickin Chicken, said he did his homework when he applied for the lottery. Scott said he read and reread the ordinance, and it didn’t specify what qualified as a food truck.

He said he found out on May 1 that he was a winner, and then he got a call on May 19 from the city saying he was disqualified because he had a trailer and not a truck.

“Lighten up the rules and back off a little bit,” Scott said, “Give us freedom, don’t restrict and constrict the aesthetics and beauty of mobile food vending in Fayetteville.”

City Planning Director Andrew Garner said a food truck has a motor and is mobile, and doesn’t have to be pulled by another vehicle.

Garner said the issue with Scott and the other five winners was that they had trailers. He said the vendors had concession trailers that needed to be pulled by a pick-up, not something like a truck that would be easily maneuvered on a busy city street.

“There’s just safety issues with somebody potentially backing up a big trailer like in a busy urban area trying to pull it into a parallel parking space,” Garner said, “It’s not really conducive to pulling in and out really quickly like you would with a truck.”

Scott said the controversy between a truck and a trailer was never mentioned until he got the call on May 19— eighteen days after he was told he would be getting a permit.

“Now I have $45,000 invested in my trailer,” Scott said, “It was more to invest in that trailer than it was to start this business, so for me to say OK I can’t use the trailer I guess I’ll just sell it and buy a truck… well that is not an option for me.”

Find the entire article at 5newsonline.com <here>

Food Truck News

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 Baltimore, Fayetteville, Los Angeles and Saratoga Springs.

May 2

Compromise possibly forming over food truck bill – BALTIMORE, MD – The fight over where and when food trucks can operate in Baltimore City continues, but WBAL-TV 11 News has learned a compromise is forming.

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Six food truck owners win public permits in Fayetteville – FAYETTEVILLE, AR – A half dozen mobile venders will be allowed to sell food in public areas around Fayetteville in 2014.

City officials on Thursday conducted the first ever public permit lottery drawing to allow food truck owners to set up shop in public parking spaces or inside city parks.

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May 3

Hot New Restaurant: The Kogi Taco Guy Takes on Korean Hot Pots in a Hip Hotel – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Sydell Group, a boutique hospitality brand responsible for luring Eleven Madison Park’s acclaimed chef Daniel Humm to open an eponymous restaurant at its NoMad Hotel in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, turned to,Kogi taco mastermind Roy Choi for the food and beverage program at its energetic new modernist Line Hotel in Koreatown.

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May 4

Food Truck Showcase of Upstate New York rolls into town – SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – It may have been a cloudy, but that didn’t stop the food fanatics who turned out for the Food Truck Showcase of Upstate New York.

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Fayetteville food truck

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Fayetteville aldermen last week passed new regulations that should make it easier for mobile vendors to operate around town.

The new laws, brought forth by Alderman Matthew Petty, include changes to the previous mobile vendor regulations, but also establish specific rules for roving food trucks and businesses that operate inside “mobile vendor courts.”

Changes to previous laws

Vendors who want to operate a temporary business on private property in one specific location can now stay there for six months with a permit from the city’s planning division. The previous law only allowed vendors to stay in one spot for 90 days before they had to apply for an extension from the Planning Commission.

Those businesses would not be allowed to match or duplicate the primary food or beverage sold by a permanent business located immediately adjacent (and on the same side of the street) as their mobile vending unit. In other words, a taco stand couldn’t operate directly next door to Taco Bell. They could, however, serve Coca-Cola or rice since neither food is a primary product.

Vendors who wish to stay in business longer than six months would have two options.

They could either get a permit for a new location at least a quarter mile away, or they could apply for an annual permit from the Planning Commission to stay in their original location.

Regardless of which option they choose, vendors must pay a $100 permit fee each year unless they operate inside a mobile vendor court such as the Yacht Club on College.

Mobile vendor courts 

Property owners can create a mobile vendor court on their land if they’re approved for a Conditional Use Permit.

Find the entire article at fayettevilleflyer.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 Fayetteville, Wilmington, Toronto and New Orleans.

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsJanuary 17

Momentum builds for more food trucks in Fayetteville – FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Thanks to recent efforts, Fayetteville may be on the verge of some major growth in the number of food trucks in the city.

A recent update to city law makes it much easier for food trucks to set up in Fayetteville. The “R Burger” food truck is the first example of how the change is helping entrepreneurs who are interested in operating a food truck business.

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Pop-ups, Food Trucks Find Stationary Spots – WILMINGTON, NC – On a Friday afternoon, chef Matthew Gould would normally be last-minute shopping and prepping exotic dishes such as pork belly with smoked wood jus and juniper or snap pea panna cotta for his weekend pop-up restaurant Canape.

This particular Friday, however, Gould was scheduling contractors, managing commercial kitchen regulations and wondering where to find time to refurbish a bar made out of whiskey barrels.

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January 18

Free Toronto’s food trucks from the shackles of bureaucracy – TORONTO, CANADA – We’ll know we’re world class when you can buy bugs-on-a-stick for lunch on a downtown street.

Or panfried snails, roasted duck heads, or fricasseed rat.

Right, maybe not fricasseed rat, though I did enjoy some in the Amazon once.

Anyway, I hunger for the day our street meat measures up, when our bureaucrats quit mucking it up.

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January 19

NOCCA high school will launch a food truck – NEW ORLEANS, LA – Not all the students at NOCCA are old enough to drive, but soon they’ll be operating a truck. The students in the high school’s culinary arts program are preparing to open the Boxcar food truck to serve the surrounding Bywater neighborhood.

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Food Trucks in FayettevilleFAYETTEVILLE, AR – Fayetteville has new rules for mobile eateries, after the council voted unanimously to adopt regulations for the kind of portable taco stands and barbecue huts that have sprung up in recent years at some commercial parking lots and at major intersections.

The food trailers are hauled by pickups and powered by generators.

Planners with the city said Fayetteville needed to regulate what they called a growing trend of food trucks to ensure they operated safely and met local and state health rules.

In addition to the city rules, the Cumberland County Health Department inspects mobile eateries.

Find the entire article at fayobserver.com <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 Magazine 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.

What The FORK truck

This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Just Good Food Now

Twitter: @justgoodfoodnow

Baltimore, MD

Woodys Tacos

Twitter: @WoodysTacos


Boston, MA

Captain Marden

Twitter: @codsquadtruck

The Captain’s food truck serves up the freshest seafood on the streets of Massachusetts. Look out for us, we might be in your town next!

Calgary, Canada

The Happy Truck

Twitter: @theH_appytruck

Indonesian fusion and appies on the go! Look for our food truck cruising the streets of downtown Calgary. Come satisfy your appy.tite and get happy here!


Fayetteville, GA


Twitter: @sokofood

Healthy down-home cuisine

Kansas City, MO


Twitter: @wilmasgoodfood

Converted to a commercial kitchen in 2011, Wilma’s travels around Kansas City producing some of the best street food in town.


Knoxville, TN

Farm to Taco

Twitter: @FarmtoTaco


Savory and Sweet Truck

Twitter: @SavoryandSweetT

The Savory & Sweet Truck is Knoxville’s first Gourmet Food Truck. Our focus is serving fresh, local and seasonal food. We are Driven to create great food.


Los Angeles, CA


Twitter: @gochewinc

its not about the size of the bowl, its about the quality 😉


The Urban Oven

Twitter: @TheUrbanOven

We are a mobile wood fired artisan pizza company. That’s right, authentic delicious Napoletana pizzas made from our one of a kind wood fired oven food truck!


Miami, FL


Twitter: @MushaboomVegan

Mushaboom is a vegan burger truck coming soon to Miami, FL.


Minneapolis, MN


Twitter: @SushiFix

we are very first sushi truck in twin cities yet in mid west. truly we are trying to bring back edo style sushi into street, to the peole with modern flair


New York, NY

Andy’s Italian Ices

Twitter: @AndysItalianIce

Gourmet italian ice truck serving all of NYC. Follow us to stay up to date with our latest flavors and locations!


Norwalk, CT


Twitter: @LobsterCraft

Stay tuned for LobsterCraft’s first launch May 22nd! Serving Lobster Rolls to Fairfield County!


Phoenix, AZ

Shinobu Diego’s Tacos

Twitter: @ShinobuDiego

Japanese and Mexican cuisines fused together in a simple yet unique and very delicious package.


SweetJonez Cupcakes

Twitter: @SweetJonezPHX

Sweet Jonez Cupcakes is the first mobile cupcake food truck in the Phoenix metro area. Over 100 flavors, try our cocktail and extreme cupcakes! We rock!


San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Grillaz Gone Wild

Twitter: @GrillazGoneWild

Grilled Cheese Bandits

Twitter: @CheeseBandits

Grilled Cheese Bandits (GCB) is mobile food kitchen delivering gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and sides to busy patrons across the San Francisco Bay Area.


Scranton, PA

What The Fork Truck

Twitter: @WTForktruck

smart. handmade. cuisine. NEPA’S FIRST #gourmet food truck!



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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