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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 Atlanta, Springfield, Boise and Duluth.

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Finally! Food trucks might be allowed to vend on public property – ATLANTA, GA – It’s taken years, but Atlanta’s food trucks may soon be allowed to sell their pizza slices, smoked barbecue pork, decadent cupcakes on the city’s streets. And South Downtown would be the first to welcome the mobile food chariots in the not-so-distant future.

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Springfield City Councilor Thomas Ashe optimistic on rules for curbside food trucks – SPRINGFIELD, MA - City Councilor Thomas M. Ashe said he is optimistic that a new ordinance will be approved soon that improves guidelines for roadside food trucks after years of discussion and delay.

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March 15

Plans in the works for Boise food truck park – BOISE, ID - A couple is trying to create a permanent place for food trucks in Boise. Erin Sorensen and her husband want to take an eyesore lot at 25th and Fairview and turn it into a foodie heaven. They are working to create a food truck park on Boise’s West End.

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March 16

Duluth man designs mobile kitchen for travel to ‘food deserts’ to educate about nutrition – DULUTH, MN – Stainless-steel appliances, commercial grade convection oven, solar panels, a public address system and plenty of room.

Mike Poupore calls it the “Cadillac of food trucks.”

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Springfield MASPRINGFIELD, MA — The City Council will consider a new ordinance to regulate roadside food trucks through a permit process and with conditions to protect public safely.

A proposed Mobile Food Truck ordinance was presented to the council’s Public Health and Safety Committee on Wednesday, and if passed by the full council would create a committee to oversee and grant permits for the roadside trucks, such as parked hot dog vendors.

Representatives of the police, health and public works departments and of the downtown business district said they believe the draft ordinance provides a needed course of action to regulate the businesses properly.

“It looks like a hopeful situation,” said John C. Verducci III, who has operated a food truck downtown for about 28 years and attended the meeting. “It looks they are really working on it fast and looks like they want to resolve this issue.”

In 2010, the council approved a home rule bill that was intended to set guidelines for licensing and regulating of food vendors. However, the bill never received subsequent approval needed from the state Legislature and thus never took effect, officials said.

City ordinances, in contrast, do not require state legislative approval, and the proposal considered Wednesday is similar to a local law in Boston, said Anthony Wilson of the city Law Department.

The issue resurfaced in November when Verducci appeared before the council and said he was getting parking tickets on a daily basis because the home rule bill never passed. He was ticketed for having an unattached trailer in the road beyond a two-hour parking limit.

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springfield_moSPRINGFIELD, MO - It’s a growing trend, and Springfield is jumping on the bandwagon… or should we say wheels.

With the growing popularity of food trucks as lunch and dinner options in Springfield, there are plans to open a “food truck central” location on Glenstone just north of Chestnut Expressway.

In the past few years, food trucks have been growing in popularity.

“It is less expensive and it’s a smaller kitchen,” says Bob Craver, the owner and cook of Smokin’ Bob’s BBQ.

There are many different appealing qualities that draw in customers, too.

“Somebody is fixing my meal just for me, that knows me, that knows what I like. I’m not having to sit next to a bunch of people I don’t know or don’t like,” says Ken Walker, a customer.

Craver’s food truck is just one of many popping up in the central location on Glenstone.

“I really enjoy the food truck because I can move around and take my business to customers in different parts of the town,” says James Johnson, who used to own a few restaurants in town and converted to a food truck about a year and a half ago.

Though a food truck is vastly different than most dine-in restaurants, they have the same rules from the health department.

“We have the same rules,” says Johnson. “I sort of feel like they’re a little bit stricter on us, and I don’t mind it actually, you know, I have a good relationship with the health department, and I’m always asking for new updates and questions.”

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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 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.

Gourmet Goombahs

This week’s new entries are:

Baltimore, MD

Ariana Kabob Grill

Twitter: @ArianaGrill

Baltimore food truck selling the freshest and tastiest Halal Kabobs, Kabuli Palau rice, Gyro, Chicken, Fish and much more to Catonsville, Md

Charlotte, NC

Gourmet Goombahs

Twitter: @GGoombahs

Italian American Mobile Gourmet Kitchen

http://www.gourmetgoombahs.net

Chicago, IL

ChiTown Bomber

Twitter: @ChiTown_Bomber

Urban food truck assault vehicle!

Cincinnati, OH

Purple Cheetah Cafe

Twitter: @PurpleCatTruck

PCC a new food truck hitting the streets of Cincinnati with an eclectic menu that will take your taste buds for a walk on the wild side, welcome to the jungle.

http://www.purplecheetahcafe.com

Columbus, OH

Empanada Joe’s

Twitter: @EmpanadaJoes

The Empanada Joe’s trailer is coming soon. We will bring you simple but delicious Colombian home cooking; made from scratch and with the freshest ingredients.

Denver, CO

Capt’n Crabby

Twitter: @captncrabby

NOW OPEN!!! We specialize in crab sandwiches. its all blue crab with a mix of jumbo lump, super lump and lump.

http://www.captncrabby.com

The Wandering Cow

Twitter: @Wandering_Cow

The Wandering Cow is a self-serve frozen yogurt & waffle truck, based out of the Boulder/Denver area.

http://www.thewanderingcow.com

Fredericton, Canada

Fired Pizza Co.

Twitter: @firedpizzacart

Grilled and Smoked Pizza vendor set to open early sept 2012. All fresh, Locally sourced ingredients.

http://www.facebook.com/firedpizzaco

Kansas City, KS

The Funnel Cake Truck KC

Twitter: @funnelcaketruck

Bringing the state fair treats to the streets. Funnel Cake, Fried snickers, Twinkies, Oreos, Corndogs. Everything is dipped in a Family secret batter.

Miami, FL

Soup’D Up

Twitter: @Soup_dup

http://soupdup.com

Springfield, MO

Aviary On The Fly

Twitter: @AviaryOnTheFly

http://aviaryonthefly.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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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.

shuckin truck

This week’s new entries are:

Boston, MA

Boston Shuckin Truck

Twitter: @BosShuckinTruck

Seafood served on Shuckin Trucks™ comes directly from the Roebuck family fishing vessels, Salt Pond Oyster Company and other local fishermen in Pt. Judith, RI

http://www.shuckintruck.com

Chicago, IL

Chicago Carver

Twitter: @chicagocarver

Coming soon from @KingSchnitzel! Chicago’s Original Meat Carving Mobile Food Truck, bringin’ da finest meats to the Chicago streets!

Ice-Cubed

Twitter: @ice3truck

ice cream*ice pops*ice lounge

http://ice-cubed.com

Columbus, OH

Stacey’s $5 Hollar

Twitter: @5DollarHollar

The Exotic Restaurant on Wheels & Home of the Freak

Los Angeles, CA

Sweet Wheels

Twitter: @SweetWheelsLA

Your inner child needs a treat! Los Angeles based dessert truck bringing simply playful food to an event near you.

http://sweetwheels.org

Miami, FL

Rio Samba Grill

Twitter: @RioSambaGrill

The best brazilian food truck in south,fl.

Minneapolis, MN

Trinh Food Truck

Twitter: @Trinh_FoodTruck

Fast. Healthy. Delicious. All trucked into one!

http://www.facebook.com/trinhfoodtruck

Orlando, FL

Treasure Island Treats

Twitter: @PiratezParadise

Carribbean cuisine and deserts!!!

http://www.facebook.com/messages/

San Diego, CA

Soulcal Gourmet

Twitter: @soulcalgourmet

gourmet food served throughout San Diego

http://www.socalgourmettruck.com

Springfield, IL

Chomp Food Truck

Twitter: @ChompFoodTruck

http://www.chompfoodtruck.com

Toronto, Cananda

The Feisty Jack

Twitter: @thefeistyjack

British #Foodtruck hitting #Toronto summer 2012. Modern British classics, sweet shop and unique creations…keep calm and aim for the mouth.

http://www.thefeistyjack.com

The Food Dude Food Truck

Twitter: @FDTruck

The Food Dudes Catering Company has just expanded their business and food driven entertainment with a new 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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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 Fresno, New Smyrna Beach, Springfield, Vancouver and Portland.

June 29

Father’s Tragedy Inspires Breakfast Food Truck – Fresno, CA - James Caples always envisioned himself reviving the breakfast scene in Fresno.

But the inspiration for his business has little to do with his culinary expertise.

Instead, it comes from the worst tragedy ever to hit his family: the sudden death of his 3-month old daughter Caylie.

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2 businesses want to change NSB’s rules to allow food trucks permanently – NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL - Gourmet food trucks are an emerging culture, dotting streets in many large U.S. cities during festivals and fairs and an increasingly popular culinary choice for lunchtime work crowds.

While New Smyrna Beach has recently allowed a convoy of the mobile culinary vendors to come in as part of special events, a change that’s being asked for in the city’s land development regulations would allow food trucks to set up shop here permanently.

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June 30

Chomp Food Truck to offer mobile meals in Springfield – Springfield, IL - Springfield’s newest food truck – specializing in gourmet sandwiches – will debut in a couple of weeks.

Chomp Food Truck is the brainchild of Derrick Woolbright of Springfield, a food enthusiast with experience in fabricating motor vehicles. Currently, he’s putting the finishing touches on his P30 Chevrolet, a commercial vehicle similar in size to a FedEx truck. He’s been cutting the service window into the side, installing equipment and getting a blue vinyl wrap on the exterior.

“Every day after I get off my 9-to-5 job, I’ve been working from 5-to-12 on the food truck,” said Woolbright, a Navy veteran who flew to California last March to research food trucks, which are more common there.

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The Mighty Bowl breaks into business – Vancouver, Canada - After just a week on wheels, The Mighty Bowl, Vancouver’s first mobile food truck, sold out of food Thursday — a full 40 minutes before it was set to end lunch service.

Just outside City Hall, a throng of hungry office workers — The Columbian included — queued up for a brown rice and black bean bowl, topped with a housemade sauce, avocado, salsa, sour cream, cilantro and cheese. Some tacked on fruit smoothies. Nothing on the menu tops $6.75.

Clearly, Vancouver was ready to jump on the wagon with the hyper-trendy food cart craze. But it’s not just the bowl that’s had to be mighty: The new truck’s three owners have run a mighty 18-month gantlet of inspections and bureaucracy to get rolling.

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July 1

Portland council to take up food truck ordinance- Portland, ME - The city council will take up a proposal Monday night to allow food trucks in the city.

The new regulations would allow food trucks to operate overnight from 10 p.m. from 6 a.m. anywhere in the city, as long as they are at least 65 feet away from the entrance to other restaurants.  During the daytime hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. the trucks would be restricted to places where there aren’t a lot of restaurants, like the Bayside neighborhood, and industrial parks.

A special task force has been working on the ordinance for months. Portland already got a taste of food trucks when the Food Network reality show “the Great Food Truck Race” taped its season finale in the Old Port. City Councilor Ed Suslovic says food trucks are the next logical step for a city that is becoming known around the country for great food. Despite concerns from some restaurant owners about competition, Suslovic says there is room in the city for both.

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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.

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