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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 California, Lubbock,Palm Springs and Toledo.

June 27

State rule aims to simplify food truck sales – CA – Change is in the air for North Coast food trucks.

A new state rule, which goes into effect Tuesday, will permit vendors to post flat-rate prices for the food they sell that include sales tax.

So, instead of having to add the sales tax to prices at the spot of the transaction, vendors can figure out how much they owe in taxes later.

“The point was to streamline the process for everybody,” said Brian Miller of the California Board of Equalization, the public agency charged with the administration of taxes and fee collection. “The … number of food trucks in California has grown substantially and we wanted to make it easier on everybody. ”

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Mobile restaurants to petition city for less strict regulations – LUBBOCK, TX – When customers ask Chad Montgomery where his Twist’d Texan food truck will be parked for lunch the next day, he only has one answer to give them.

Nowhere — at least nowhere near where his customers will be.

The city of Lubbock’s ordinances prevent food trucks from setting up in most of the places people would visit to grab a quick bite to eat, leaving the majority of local food truck businesses reliant on catering.

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June 28

Palm Springs food truck vendors work toward approval – The owner of Woody’s Burgers, the downtown restaurant and music venue, is about to open his third location.

This time on wheels.

But instead of serving more burgers and fries in Palm Springs, Wayne Woodliff is sending his refurbished 1987 food truck to San Diego, where he opened a second restaurant last year and has dreams for further expansions.

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June 29

Toledo ponders food-truck permits, regulations – TOLEDO, OH – Under pressure to protect downtown restaurants from mounting mobile competition, Toledo City Council is being asked to approve rules to regulate the growing food-truck industry.

Mayor D. Michael Collins presented legislation to council last week that would restrict operations of mobile food vendors on streets in the downtown business district and other neighborhoods and create zones in which the businesses could operate.

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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 Orange County, Wallingford, St Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale.

June 20

 

OITNB’s ‘Crazy Pyes’ Food Truck Draws Controversy – Orange County, CA – Not everyone is lining up to score free pie and ice cream from Orange is the New Black‘s promotional food truck Crazy Pyes: As the truck, named for the Netflix series’ popular character Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, rolls through Los Angeles this week, some argue the truck’s name and overall premise is offensive, as it glazes over the issues of mental illness and interracial relationships often tackled on the show.

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New Wallingford regulations target food trucks – WALLINGFORD, CT — Adapting to new town regulations, Dan Lanigan, owner of The Pig Rig BBQ, recently sold the log cabin-style food truck often found in the parking lot at 920 S. Colony Road.

But Lanigan plans to remain in the community and will continue operating The Pig Rig BBQ using a food truck he owns that is easier to move. Behind the new truck, which should be in operation by early July, Lanigan said he will tow a large rotisserie smoker.

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June 21

Food truck owners pleased by St. Petersburg changes – ST PETERSBURG, FL – Laws kept food trucks from flourishing in St. Petersburg. The City Council changed that this week.

Maggie Loflin been on the move for almost a decade. She’s whipping up Greek food with a Maryland twist from inside a truck.

“Now it seems to be getting easier and easier. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a lot of hard work,” said Loflin, owner of the Maggie on the Move truck.

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June 22

FORMER NATO COMMANDER GETS BEHIND FOOD TRUCKS – FT LAUDERDALE – U.S. General Wesley Clark, a highly decorated retired four-star general and former supreme allied commander in Europe for NATO, is also the director and senior veterans advisor at The Grilled Cheese Truck Inc. His mission: supervise the development and implementation of the recruitment and selection for prospective veteran franchisee candidates.

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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 Washington DC, Sioux Falls, Surrey, and Toronto.

June 13

Food truck executive sees room for improvement with vending regulations – WASHINGTON DC – On April 1, Che Ruddell-Tabisola, co-owner of the BBQ Bus and a longtime activist, became the first paid executive director of the DMW Food Truck Association. Ruddell-Tabisola is a founding member of the association and previously served as its executive director in an unpaid capacity in 2012. He also served as the association’s political director last year, as it fought for new vending regulations.

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Former office worker starts food truck – SIOUX FALLS, SD - A Sioux Falls man has given up an office job to follow his passion of cooking.

Rich Stevenson has opened Richy Rich’s Silver Spoon Mobile Bistro. He’s serving lunch outside various businesses on weekdays and taking his food truck to festivals and fairs in the evenings and on weekends. Today and Saturday, he’ll be at Harrisburg Days.

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June 14

Surrey chooses 10 food trucks for pilot program – SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Ever tried a tasty torpedo? How about a hillbilly hotdog?

Surrey residents will have the opportunity to try these delicacies and more now that the city has chosen 10 mobile food vendors to be part of its new food truck program.

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June 15

Ed Sheeran Arrives at the MMVAs in a Food Truck, Serves French Fries to Fans – TORONTO, CA - Ed Sheeran never ceases to amaze us. The “Don’t” crooner shocked everyone this year when he arrived at the MMVAs in a food truck. Yes, a food truck.

The outside of the truck was plastered with pics of hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries, but once people found out Ed was inside, the fans couldn’t have cared less about the food.

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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 Alexandria, South Portland, Little Rock, and Lake Elsinore.

June 6

Alexandria welcomes hundreds for first ‘Food Truck Rodeo’- ALEXANDRIA, VA – At high noon on Friday, wagons circled this parking lot off Seminary Road in Alexandria for a road billed as the area’s first “Food Truck Rodeo.”

Hundreds showed up and lined up, ready to eat up.

“Because you don’t want to eat the same thing evey single day,” says customer Tarah Shah.

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Food trucks soon roll into South Portland – SOUTH PORTLAND, ME — As a small city with a burgeoning reputation as a place for foodies, given the number of restaurants that have opened up in the past year, South Portland is getting set to roll out the welcome wagon for even more great eats.

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June 7

The food truck boom: Now comes the regulation – LITTLE ROCK, AR – Noticed the explosion in food trucks in Little Rock? City Hall certainly has. It has developed new city rules to regulate the burgeoning industry.

Here’s the staff write-up on a proposal to be placed before the City Board this week to regulate “mobile canteen units.”

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June 8

City giving food trucks a look – LAKE ELSINORE, CA - Lake Elsinore would open its streets up to the burgeoning food truck trend if the City Council goes for a proposed ordinance scheduled for its consideration Tuesday.

The draft law, however, has generated a negative response from the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association, which opposes a provision that would prohibit the trucks from setting up shop by restaurants.

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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 Fort Collins, St Petersburg, Minneapolis and Janesville.

May 30

Fort Collins food truck scene evolves with new laws – FORT COLLINS, CO – As of May 30, Fort Collins residents might see more food trucks around town, especially at breweries.

In May, City Council passed an ordinance allowing two food trucks to sell on private property at the same time and up to eight food trucks to gather at an event.

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St. Petersburg may relax rules surrounding food trucks – ST PETERSBURG, FL – These are words that sting St. Petersburg loyalists:

“We normally go to Tampa for this,” Jerome Gonzalez told FOX 13 News while waiting to place an order at one of several food trucks parked outside All Children’s Hospital.

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May 31

Mpls. Food Truck Phenomenon Helps Other Local Businesses – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – This time of year, you can hardly walk along a downtown Minneapolis street without running into a food truck.

When the city passed an ordinance easing restrictions on these mobile restaurants the food truck phenomenon took off.

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June 1

Janesville, Milton to consider new food truck rules – JANESVILLE, WI - If the selection of food trucks in Janesville doesn’t suit your mood on a given day, you could always try the vendors in downtown Milton.

That could be one game plan if the Janesville and Milton city councils both approve proposals that would allow mobile food vendors in their communities.

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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 New York City, Milwaukee, Provo, Portland and Worthington.

May 23

As New York City Crushes The Food Truck Business, Mexicue Pushes A New Model – NEW YORK, NY – The arrival of food trucks to New York several years ago was greeted by a City hungry for refined street food, willing to pay higher prices to reward hard-working culinary entrepreneurs.  But, what was initially a story of success, as the Mexicue truck can attest, quickly became a nightmare riddled by surging competition, conflicting and arbitrarily enforced regulation, and dwindling profits.

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Owner of food truck that caught fire speaks out – MILWAUKEE, WI – The owner of a food truck that went up in flames on Milwaukee’s south side is struggling to get back on his feet to support his wife and three kids.

“As days go on, I feel it more and more… not having a job, not having income for my family,” said Francisco Hernandez, about losing the food truck that he called “How many for you?”

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May 24

The explosion of Provo’s food truck scene is mouth-watering – PROVO, UT – When Christian Faulconer opened a Sweeto Burrito in Provo last summer, he joined a very short list — basically, a handful — of food trucks in the area.

Now less than a year later, Provo’s food truck landscape has changed drastically.

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May 25

Building boom displacing food-cart pods – PORTLAND, OR – Portland gave the world the concept of the food-cart “pod” — clusters of mobile eateries stationed semi-permanently in parking lots.

Now, one by one, Portland is taking the pods back.

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May 26

Worthington getting first taste of food trucks – WORTHINGTON, OH – Driving through the heart of Worthington recently, Sharon Powers did a double-take.

“Was that a food truck — in Worthington?” she recalled thinking.

It was. And it will continue to be there, one night a week, for at least three months — all part of Worthington’s first flirtation with the growing food-truck trend.

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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 we have compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this past weekend from Los Angeles, Milan, Boston and Brandon.

May 9

Roy Choi’s Favorite L.A. Food Trucks – LOS ANGELES, CA – The man who started the L.A. food truck craze shares his favorite spots to grab some delicious grub on wheels.Find the entire article <here>America Will Represent Itself With Food Trucks At The Next World’s Fair – MILAN, ITALY - The world’s fair, Expo Milano, is already gearing up for its 2015 season.

The theme of the upcoming fair, which is held every two to three years, is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” and the USA pavilion will focus on food trucks.

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May 10

Food truck obsession? It’s all in our heads – BOSTON, MA – THE OTHER day, while lost in the cadence of a lunchtime run, the rhythm of my familiar route was suddenly interrupted by a new object dotting the landscape — a food truck.

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May 11

Food truck industry in Tampa evolves – BRANDON, FL – The food truck business is more of a daily operation now than it was four summers ago, when the culinary street-food frenzy hit Tampa after first landing in Los Angeles; New York City; Portland, Ore.; and Austin, Texas.

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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 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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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 Calgary, Charlotte, Lehigh Valley and Staunton.

April 25

Chilly spring hard on city food trucks – CALGARY, CANADA - The sound of Calgary’s food trucks may be the only sign of spring you can find this weekend.

YYC food trucks are awakening from their winter slumber with a kick-off event in the East Village Friday until 7p.m.

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Another helping of food truck rules – CHARLOTTE, NC – Katrina Young didn’t think she’d be talking so much about food trucks this week.

Young, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg planning manager, has found herself in a swirl of unexpected protest over possible new rules governing mobile food vendors in Charlotte. The protest is unexpected because the rules aren’t rules yet. “They’re just a draft,” Young told the editorial board this week.

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April 26

Q&A with Tex Wells, embattled BBQ owner – LEHIGH VALLEY, PA – Tex Wells, the mobile food vendor who operates Tex’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Q in North Whitehall Township, is in danger of losing his spot at Route 309 and Shankweiler Road after people complained about the smoke originating from his food stand.

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April 27

Food trucks hoping to increase traction in community – STAUNTON, VA – The sizzle of the fry pan increases as Liz Phifer drops in some oysters.

She can’t stop smiling. It’s tight quarters with her co-worker Rachel Lessley in the 14-foot-long by 6-foot wide food truck. Fully equipped with a fryer, oven, sink, fridge and microwave, it’s a kitchen on wheels.

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