OTW LogoIn 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 Mexico City, Orlando, St Petersburg, Fishers and New Orleans.


Canada Unleashes Poutine-Dishing Food Truck in Mexico – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – Last week, the Canadian government opened up its first taxpayer-funded food truck in Mexico City in an attempt to promote Canadian cuisine, which has kicked up a bit of a controversy back home.

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Event brings tech lovers, food-truck junkies together – ORLANDO, FL – Food truck lovers and technology junkies unite at the Trucks & Tech event April 25 for an evening of guest speakers and tasty food from some of Orlando’s popular mobile eateries.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Amway Arena in Orlando, is hosted by IZEA.

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Food truck finds its way into St. Petersburg – ST. PETERSBURG, FL – For all the consternation about allowing food trucks in downtown St. Petersburg, a Bradenton operator has found a way to sell food from his truck near the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and abide by existing rules. On the Grill is selling pressed sandwiches on homemade bread while parked at Sixth Avenue S and Third Street. He obtained a permit in recent weeks that allows him to vend anywhere in the city except between Fifth Avenue S and Fifth Avenue N, east of 16th Street.

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Food trucks could see slow road to Indy suburbs – FISHERS, IN – As the food truck industry heats up in Indianapolis, leaders of its fast-growing northern suburbs are starting to rewrite the rules of the road.

Fishers last month became the first Hamilton County community to pass an ordinance specifically regulating the new fleet of mobile businesses. The controversial measure was intended to encourage food trucks to roll into town, but vendors say it could have the opposite effect.

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NOLA Food Fight – NEW ORLEANS, LA – During the April 18 regular City Council meeting, Vice-President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson fought a bitter battle to add her amendments and get her say into Council President Stacy Head’s revised Food Truck legislation—or to at least get her opposition stance on the record.

The perennial legislator (formerly serving in the Louisiana House of Representatives and taking part in the politics of the state for decades) eventually ended up voting for the food truck reform legislation that passed 6-1. But what may have surprised some of the audience members, or even some of Clarkson’s fellow legislators on the dais, was her wicked bite when fighting pretty much everyone in the chamber at one point or another.

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