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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.

Find the entire article <here>

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?”

Find the entire article <here>

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.

Find the entire article <here>

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.

Find the entire article <here>

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.

Find the entire article <here>

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MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Fire officials were on the scene of a fire involving a food truck that occurred near S. 16th Street and Washington Street in Milwaukee.

A deputy fire chief with MFD tells FOX6 News a battalion chief was on the scene of a fatal crash near Cesar Chavez Drive and Mineral Street was leaving the scene when he noticed smoke.

The chief followed the smoke — and discovered the food truck on fire.

The food truck that caught fire apparently contained propane tanks — but firefighters were able to knock down and put out the fire before it reached those tanks.

No injured were reported as a result of this fire.

A damage estimate is not yet available.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Find the original article at fox6now.com <here>

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MILWAUKEE, WI – A brand new food truck concept hopes to offer opportunities for entrepreneurial food lovers to test out their unique food ideas.

Link Up Foodie was founded by Michelle Burt, a woman whose background is more corporate than culinary, but whose passion for delicious food began as a young girl when she spent time baking in the kitchen with her mother.

“I married young and had three children,” Burt says. “Two of them grew up with juvenile diabetes. So, eating on time, eating often, and providing meals that were hearty – it was not only a challenge, but a mission. As a result, diet became very important. So, I honed my culinary skills at home. I still cook at least six or seven times a week.”

Burt received her degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University and launched her corporate career in IT. After many years functioning as liaison between technology and end-users, she transitioned into IT consulting before starting her own business doing background checks for Fortune 500 companies.

“I merged that business in May 2013 and decided to pursue my passion in food,” Burt says. “So much of what we have to do in business is removed from the passion. So, I want to take the skills that I’ve learned, my business acumen, and help others to realize their dreams.”

In a nutshell, Burt says, Link Up Foodie about making connections between the community, foodies and farmers.

“We want to leverage our passion into a successful business,” she says. “Foodies have such a passion with what they do, and a lot of the time when they want to market their products, they have a lack of resources – or a lack of knowledge around the marketing. So, we want to provide a platform for that.”

Find the entire article at onmilwaukee.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 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.

Find the entire article <here>

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.

Find the entire article <here>

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.

Find the entire article <here>

Roll MKE food truck MilwaukeeMILWAUKEE, WI – The food truck landscape sure looks a lot different from four years ago.

That’s when I first wrote about the trucks and street food, still a novelty for many back then (though not on the south side, where taco trucks were and still are plentiful).

In 2009, perhaps a half-dozen trucks were parked around downtown, along with some hot dog carts.

Scott Baitinger of Streetza Pizza was one of those early food truck operators, and Streetza still plies the streets.

The change has been drastic, Baitinger said, observing that at least 10 new trucks have appeared this year alone.

Some trucks and carts have departed; even so, Baitinger estimated 25 nontraditional trucks are active at gatherings downtown this year, with probably another 25 taco trucks on the south side.

Baitinger consistently used Twitter from the beginning to broadcast the truck’s location and to build community among its customers. (Streetza has gained national notice over the years in part for its social media presence, this year making the Daily Meal’s list of the 101 best food trucks in America.)

Four years ago, he said, social media drew customers that seemed mainly to be “30 and male.” The audience has broadened, he said.

“People are definitely more familiar with the category thanks to ‘The Great Food Truck Race'” — the Food Network reality show — “so there’s a lot less explaining we have to do,” Baitinger said.

Food trucks now gather in greater numbers in Schlitz Park on Tuesdays, at the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Thursdays and at Red Arrow Park on N. Water St. on Fridays. With a limited number of parking spaces and increasing numbers of trucks, food truck operators are hoping for new gathering spots, or more frequent gatherings.

Find a list of some of the newer crop of trucks in the original article by Carol Deptolla of the Journal Sentinel<here>

Perhaps it only makes sense that a pizza place on wheels would have more adventurous offerings than most of its stationary competitors, but where else other than Milwaukee can you find a slice of pizza with a full crab leg on it, or a Nutella-smothered s’mores pizza for dessert?

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Scott Baitinger, left, and Steve Mai, owners of Streetza Pizza

Since 2008, Street-za Pizza has been serving slices both exotic and familiar at just about every outdoor festival, concert or block party worth attending, as well as delighting late-night bar-hoppers all over the city. Co-owners Scott Baitinger and Steve Mai found out that it’s not so easy to be able to make pizza in a hot oven in a truck, but trial and error finally prevailed and Street-za hit the streets.

Street-za features fresh pizza straight out their truck’s oven, including fresh ingredients and organic toppings. Aside from their signature slices, Street-za sells special slices every day, which incorporate both personal recipes and those of their followers via social media.

There are many Street-za neighborhood slices, but their specialty pizzas come in all types of intriguing flavors. A crowd favorite is their Crab Legs slice. It begins with a basil and thyme cream sauce, fresh crab meat, fresh corn, leeks, and mozzarella. To finalize the pizza, it is topped it off with an entire crab leg.

All Street-za slices begin with a crust that can be best described as being thicker than New York style pizzas and thinner than those crafted as Chicago deep dish pizzas.

Don’t be worried if you happen have a sweet tooth, Street-za also has delved into dessert for their customers. Their S’mores Pizza uses their signature crust with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled over it and then topped with Nutella, marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate, crushed graham crackers and drizzled with hot fudge.

Nominated to be on the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” back in 2011 and featured in TIME Magazine, People Magazine, GQ Magazine and for the third year in a row, Street-za Pizza has been named the Best Street Food/Food Truck in Milwaukee by OnMilwaukee.com readers. Baitinger and Mai have made a name for themselves as one of the best run and popular food trucks in the United States.

The Streetza Pizza food truck can be found in Milwaukee and its surrounding neighborhoods throughout the week.

Updates are posted on http://streetza.com/, Twitter, and Facebook.

Price range: $3.75 per slice

Our recommendation:

“A Slice of Milwaukee” features tomato sauce, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, roasted garlic, onion, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan.

What their fans have said:

The slice was much bigger than I expected, and for just $3 I got 3 slices of garlic bread.
The pizza was Very Good. Crust was a nice hand tossed thickness (not too thin and not too thick).  Just enough to hold all of the toppings, but not too much that you get a mouthful of crust.  – Heather C. – Milwaukee, WI

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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 Champaign, Milwaukee, Toronto, Westlake, San Bernardino County and Springfield.

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June 1

Champaign starts pilot project for food trucks – CHAMPAIGN, IL – The latest trend in mobile cuisine — food trucks — is now allowed in Champaign.

“It’s a fantastically popular part of the cultural and culinary landscape,” Mayor Don Gerard said.

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Food trucks offer moveable local feasts – MILWAUKEE, WI – The food truck trend hit Milwaukee a number of years ago and has expanded with a vengeance.

Seemingly overnight, a widely varied fleet of sleek mobile eateries rolled in, offering a host of sweets and savories to consumers on the go. These days, the trend is still going strong and – among the bounty of choices – serious locavores now have at least two options from which they can procure local eats.

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June 2

Toronto food trucks dogged by street food red tape – TORONTO, CANADA – Ouzo-fried calamari to start, a fresh-made lobster roll, maybe a maple-bacon doughnut for dessert — not bad for a lunch served up in a downtown Toronto parking lot.

“We’re going for the trifecta of food,” said Neil Daga, holding a crispy Reuben spring roll in one hand, motioning to the trio of food trucks parked near Queen St. E and Jarvis St. with the other.

For Torontonians who’ve hopped on the food-truck wagon, this downtown intersection has, for now, become a rare reliable spot to find lunch from a four-wheeled kitchen.

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Food Trucks Return to Hyland Software – WESTLAKE, OH – While health insurance and a 401K are nice workplace benefits, Hyland Software goes a little farther when it comes to perks.

It brings in the food trucks.

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June 3

San Bernardino County supervisors to take up food truck proposal – SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA – A proposed ordinance that would expand food truck operations in San Bernardino County goes before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The county Planning Commission approved the ordinance in April. County staff began researching and preparing the draft ordinance last year at the direction of the Board of Supervisors.

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Food trucks popping up around Springfield – SPRINGFIELD, OH — Taco trucks are one of the newest food trends to hit Springfield, even though the number of mobile food permits is remaining steady in the county.

Since Dec. 1, the Clark County Combined Health District has issued 51 permits for mobile food service operations and four for mobile retail food establishments.

Find the entire article <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.

Soups in the Loop

This week’s new entries are:

Chicago, IL

Soups In The Loop

Twitter: @SoupsInTheLoop

Let’s Get Soupy! Soups in the Loop is a mobile food truck rolling through the streets of Chicago bringing you heartwarming meals in a cup!


Dickenson, ND

Rolling Stove

Twitter: @RollingStoveND


Honolulu, HI

Aloha Bowls

Twitter: @AlohaBowls

Live Healthy

Lincoln, NE

Serendipities Cupcakes

Twitter: @DipitiesTruck


Los Angeles, CA

Trailer Park Truck

Twitter: @TrailerParkTruk

Not Your Mama’s Home Cookin’!


Milwaukee, WI

jeppa joes

Twitter: @jeppajoes

Milwaukee food cart featuring tasty local ingredients


Orange County, CA

Ninjas With Appetite

Twitter: @NWAtruck

Im a Ninja with an Appetite thanks to ya’ll!!


St. Louis, MO

Completely Sauced

Twitter: @saucedonwheels

On the streets of St. Louis

Hot Aztec

Twitter: @HotAztec

We are a family owned mobile food truck in St. Louis. Serving authentic Mexican street food using natural ingredients and family recipes.


2 Girls 4 Wheels

Twitter: @2girls4wheels

Serving gateway grub while showing St. Louis love. One of the newest Stl Food Trucks to hit the streets.


Vancouver, Canada

Guanaco Food Truck

Twitter: @guanacotruck

Coming soon to Vancouver Downtown a Salvadorian Food Truck. Our main food choice is Pupusas, topped off with curtido and fresh tomato based salsa.


Pig On The Street

Twitter: @Pigonthestreet

We are all about bringing great food to Vancouver, keeping it locally produced, humanely treated and using BACON, all from our Westfalia foodtruck!


Washington DC

DC Ballers

Twitter: @DcBallers

Falafel & fries w/ different dipping sauce, is the bew addition to DC food truck feasta!!



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 Magazine will assist 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:

Asheville, NC

The Lowdown Truck

Twitter: @thelowdowntruck

Asheville native trying to give the city I love, some love back.



Boulder, CO

Cheese Louise

Twitter: @cheesefoodtruck

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches hot from the griddle!



Verde Food Truck

Twitter: @VerdeFoodTruck

We hail from the Sonoran desert of Arizona, just north of the Mexican border. Our goal: Amaze Boulder with authentic Sonoran-Mexican food.



Lafayette, LA

Viva La Waffle

Twitter: @vivalawaffle

The Revolution will not be televised… it will be on a waffle.



Miami, FL

Chef On 4 Wheels

Twitter: @chefon4wheels

Chef On 4 Wheels Presents Happy Greek To Miami Area Gourmet Greek Cuisine!!!



Milwaukee, WI

4 Wheel Kitchen

Twitter: @4wheelkitchen

4 Wheel Kitchen, LLC


Minneapolis, MN


Twitter: @CooknWheels

A mobile food truck with Chicago and New York Polish, Memphis pulled pork, taco salads, sandwiches and more!



New York City, NY

Luke’s Lobsters

Twitter: @LukesLobsterNY

The official Twitter for NAUTI. Because NYC’s freshest, most affordable lobster roll — straight from the docks of Maine — is now on wheels. 917.881.7866



Orange County, CA

Flavor Rush Truck

Twitter: @FlavorRushTruck

A new Food truck for Orange County, come Taste the World. The menu will change from time to time, tell us what you would like to eat tomorrow.



San Francisco, CA

Whisk on Wheels

Twitter: @WhiskonWheels



San Jose, CA

Rice Rockit

Twitter: @ricerockit



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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