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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 NYC, Memphis, San Bernardino County, Sheboygan, Toronto, Champaign.

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May 4

Food Trucks Seek ‘That Mystical Spot’ – NYC, NY - The Rickshaw Dumpling Truck is a retired postal van, painted red and filled with Chinese dumplings. I’m riding shotgun with Kenny Lao, the van’s co-owner. It’s a weekday morning, and we’re driving into Manhattan looking for a killer spot to set up shop for the day.

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Gaining in popularity, food truck businesses expanding reach to bring the vittles to you – Memphis, TN - Food trucks have come a long way since being first allowed to operate in Memphis last summer. After being approved by the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission, the number of licensed trucks has grown from zero to 45 with more applications coming in every day.

For some, a food truck has been a good start on the path to opening a restaurant.

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May 5

San Bernardino County supervisors may make some revisions after food truck proponents complain – San Bernardino County, CA - A food truck frenzy seems to be under way in San Bernardino County.

Food truck festivals at high schools, ballparks, airports and convention centers in the last two months have drawn people in droves, and county Supervisor Janice Rutherford has proposed an ordinance that would ease some restrictions for operators looking to cash in on the county’s burgeoning food truck market.

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Proposed City of Sheboygan ordinance would limit activity of food trucks – Sheboygan, WI - The Sheboygan Common Council on Monday will consider approving a new ordinance that would keep mobile food trucks away from festivals and other events like the farmers market at Fountain Park.

Under the ordinance, food vendors would be prohibited from parking within 500 feet of a “fair, farmers market, festival, carnival” or other special event licensed by the city unless the vendor obtains a permit to be part of the event or has permission from the organizers of the event.

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May 6

Toronto food trucks and carts could soon serve up a parking lot feast – Toronto, Canada - Dedicated foodies know one of North America’s hottest gastronomic trends right now is the mobile kitchen — better known as the “food truck.” And Torontonians needn’t look far to see the immense potential of street treats served from the back of a vehicle.

To the delight of Steel City’s outdoor diners, Hamilton held a “rally” on Friday gathering 15 food trucks from across southern Ontario. Together they dished out fare that included wood-fired pizza, fish tacos, maple bacon doughnuts, exotic cupcakes, gourmet grilled cheese, pulled pork, variety poutines, beaver tails and schnitzel — all prepared and served from trucks.

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It’s Your Business: Food truck to help Cracked duo break into breakfast – Champaign, IL - Jeremy Mandell and Daniel Krause aren’t crazy; they’re Cracked.

The two University of Illinois seniors plan to start operating a food truck on the University of Illinois campus in August.

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MEMPHIS, TN - For a city renowned for southern cuisine, it’s a pretty safe bet that one thing Memphis isn’t famous for is movable feasting.

But that may be about to change.

A group of local food service professionals have joined together to form the Memphis Food Truckers Alliance, which aims to connect mobile food providers and serve as a support and marketing network for members.

The group will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday. Locations for the gathering are still being considered.

“We want to organize all operators of food trucks in Memphis and help them communicate with each other and with the public,” said Taylor Berger, one of the group’s founders. “There are only about 45 licensed food trucks in Shelby county, but we think the potential is there to really increase the presence of food trucks in our community.”

Berger is co-owner of the YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato chain of 11 shops and has a food truck he uses to sell his products. He’ll participate in a Downtown food truckers rodeo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday around Court Square and another at the end of June at Shelby Farms.

He believes MFTA, which is being formed as a nonprofit organization, can be used as a vehicle for food truckers to share best practices and boost the profile of pop-up food markets in the Mid-South.

“Memphis can benefit from this by having companies connect with food trucks to offer a variety of food on their premises, for special days or even every day, by having food trucks in parks to offer products to folks who might not want to bring food with them and also to have mobile markets in neighborhoods that are underserved and need revitalizing,” Berger said. “The food truckers can benefit by having a centralized website that shows where all the food trucks are at any given time and by having a unified group that will allow us to respond to specific city and county rules and regulations regarding our industry.”

Erik Proveaux, owner and chef at Fuel Cafe in Midtown, will participate in the food truck rodeo and is excited about the alliance.

“I think having a critical mass is important because it strengthens the voice of the food truckers and it raises our profile in the community,” Proveaux said. “This whole thing is a fun way to offer a variety of food to lots of customers.”

Find the entire article by James Dowd at Memphis Commercial Appeal  <here>

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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.

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This week’s new entries are:

Chicago, IL

Curry Cruiser

Twitter: @CurryCruiser

Curry Cruiser is a chicago food truck inspired by indian spices and the handmade tradition of making rustic indian flatbread

http://www.currycruiser.com

Jacksonville, FL

Monroe’s BBQ on the Go

Twitter: @MonroesBBQ

Monroe’s Smokehouse BBQ serves up homemade BBQ meats and sides on Jacksonville’s Westside. 4838 Highway Avenue, 32254. Call 904-389-5551

http://www.monroessmokehousebbq.com

Memphis, TN

Revival Southern Food

Twitter: @Revival_Food

Memphis’ Best Gourmet Mobile Kitchen.

http://www.revivalsouthernfood.com

Nashville, TN

Blackbird Heritage

Twitter: @BBHeritage

Nashville’s first farmer owned food truck serving up our delicious certified organic artisan meats and locally sourced food and coffee for breakfast.

http://www.blackbirdheritage.com

New York City, NY

The Real Good Truck

Twitter: @realgoodtruck

Wafflewiches in NYC from a Food Truck!http://www.facebook.com/realgoodtruckwww.therealgoodtruck.com

http://therealgoodtruck.com

Paris, France

Le Camion Qui Fume

Twitter: @LeCamionQuiFume

http://www.lecamionquifume.com

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Baguettaboutit

Twitter: @baguettaboutit

Proud to be food-trucking European-style sausage sandwiches across Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. OPENING MID-DECEMBER.

http://www.baguettaboutit.com/

San Francisco, CA

Old World Food Truck

Twitter: @OldWorldtruck

From pierogies to kreplach, borscht to goulash, choppped liver, blintzes and schnitzels, try some of the Old World made from local and organic ingredients.

http://oldworldfoodtruck.com

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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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County commissioners cast a preliminary 7-0 vote Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that would allow businesses to expand their use of food trucks in unincorporated areas of the county.

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The measure now goes before the full County Commission for its first reading Monday — it must pass three votes before the full commission to become law, and it would apply in unincorporated Shelby County.

The language of the ordinance is based on rules that the Memphis City Council approved earlier this year.

These rules allow vendors to prepare and sell food ranging from tacos to ice cream within trucks and trailers for people with different types of dyslexia.  Proponents of the concept say it’s a good way for customers to get access to different types of food and for business owners to open new markets.

Food trucks are a big part of the cuisine culture in some other cities, but are only now beginning to catch on in Memphis. The health department regulates them.

Find the entire article by Daniel Connolly <here>

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In Mobile Cuisine Magazine’s 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.

Oct 21

First Memphis Food Truck a Hit – MEMPHIS, TN - A few months after the city changed the law to allow food trucks, Memphis sees its first regular truck around town.

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Wilmington food truck regulations causing heartburn – WILMINGTON, NC - A lack of clarity about the city of Wilmington’s rules regarding food trucks continues to plague one local business.

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Calgary’s food trucks won’t be hibernating this winter, plus rumours of cheesy new trucks – CALGARY, CANADA - Calgary’s fleet of food-foisting vehicles is preparing to take on the challenge of wintertime, says James Boettcher, who runs the Fiasco Gelato truck and heads up yycfoodtrucks.com.

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Oct 22

Food trucks a booming business in Tampa – TAMPA, FL - Whether you’ve got a taste for frozen bananas or some gator tail, Tampa and it’s growing fleet of food trucks has a little bit of everything.

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El Guapo Mexican Grill: Pioneers of Detroit’s food truck industry continue to expand – DETROIT, MI - Two Metro Detroit natives are becoming pioneers of an emerging Motor City food industry.

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Oct 23

Local gourmet food trucks work to come to campus – DALLAS, TX - With the encouragement from customers at their staple spots in Downtown, Uptown, the Dallas Arts District and surrounding suburbs, mobile food vendors are now reaching out to the SMU campus.

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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.

This week’s new entries are:

Los Angeles, CA

Bap Pul

Twitter: @bappul

Bap Pul – Asian Rice Concept Truck!

http://www.bappul.com 

Memphis, TN

Fuel Food Truck

Twitter: @FuelFoodTruck

http://fuelcafememphis.com

Miami, FL

BOCADITOS

Twitter: @bocaditostruck

Cooking with the finest humane raised meats and organic cheeses, we created the yummiest, most awesome thing you could of ever put in your mouth!

http://www.bocaditostruck.com

Orange County, CA

The Viking Truck

Twitter: @TheVikingTruck

The Viking truck is coming to town to Pillage your hunger, we will be rocking some sausages, corn dogs, and Tots, all with a little Viking attitude.

http://www.thevikingtruck.com

Sacramento, CA

Star Ginger

Twitter: @StarGingerbyMai 

Blending the bold simplicity of Asian street food with exotic flavors of Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore, Mai Pham presents Star Ginger Asian Grill & Noodle Bar

http://www.starginger.com

San Francisco, CA

Casey’s Pizza

Twitter: @CaseysPizza

We’re running SF’s first pizza truck. We craft old world pies street side and at local farmers’ markets. Follow us and find our oven.

http://caseyspizzas.com

Toronto, Canada

Blue Donkey

Twitter: @bluedonkeytruck

The Blue Donkey Streatery is Mississauga’s first Greek mobile food truck.

http://bluedonkeystreatery.com

Washington DC

Krazy Claws

Twitter: @KrazyClawsEats

KRAZY CLAWS ANNOUNCES FIRST MOBILE GOURMET SEAFOOD TRUCK IN THE DMV TRY OUR MAINE LOBSTER ROLLS, SHRIMP & CRABS!!

http://www.KrazyClaws.com

 

Surfside Truck

Twitter: @surfsidetruckdc

Surfside is proud to announce its newest addition: the Surfside food truck! We will feature an exciting rotating menu of our classic Surfside tacos and more.

 

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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