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 Ferndale, Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, San Bernadino and Orange County.


April 20

Ferndale seeks right recipe to control food trucks – FERNDALE, MI – A new ordinance is in the works to turn down the heat on a simmering disagreement between downtown Ferndale restaurants owners and food truck operators.

City Council members are again taking up the issue Monday after a number of downtown business owners objected to a food vendor ordinance officials were set to enact last month.

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Food Truck Fest organizers move events to neighboring states – BOSTON, MA – Organizers of a series of food truck festivals planned for this summer and fall have changed some of the festivals’ locations in order to bring the trucks to neighboring states.

Food Truck Festivals of New England, which had planned 11 food truck festivals across Massachusetts, has moved one festival to New Hampshire and another to Rhode Island.

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April 21

Tribune Unearths 2010 Illinois Restaurant Association Food Truck Documents – CHICAGO, IL – On Monday, the Tribune reported that Mayor Emanuel’s office is working with Alderman Tom Tunney on a new proposed food truck ordinance, but neither office would share any details about what was in the new proposal or when it would be introduced. Yesterday, the paper ran a piece that highlighted notes from an August 2010 meeting between 19 members of the Illinois Restaurant Association’s (IRA) Government Relations Committee, which includes Tunney:

The IRA verified the authenticity of the document but said it didn’t represent the IRA’s official position. The Tribune is still waiting to hear back about which, if any, of the committee’s specific recommendations the IRA still supports.

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“SactoMoFo” Event Is Called Big Success – SACRAMENTO, CA – The fourth annual SactoMoFo event was declared a rousing success by organizers of the food event.

Twenty-seven food trucks brought their gourmet offerings to a shaded parking lot under the W-X freeway on Saturday.

A dozen of the trucks came from the Bay Area, adding to the wide variety of food.

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April 22

Variety the spice at Route 66 Food Truck Fest – SAN BERNADINO, CA – Anthony Frederick made the long trek from Calabasas to Upland on Sunday to take his daughter to a dance recital. But something only another half-hour east made the trip to the Inland Empire even sweeter.

Frederick, a fan of food truck festivals, couldn’t resist stopping by San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino, where the city held its first Route 66 Food Truck Fest.

“It’s the variety all in one spot, and the creativity,” he said. “You can’t go wrong with a peanut butter, jelly, bacon and egg sandwich.”

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Food truck operators on alert after slaying – ORANGE COUNTY, FL – Food truck operators began collecting donations for the family of a 65-year-old food truck operator killed by two men during a robbery.

Orange County deputies said Mireya Averado was shot inside her food truck that was parked along East Colonial Drive near Semoran Boulevard at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. She was one of the many lone food trucks that have been mainstays along Semoran and Orange Blossom Trial for years.

Averado ran food truck late at night and many of her customers trickled over from Oblivion nightclub next door.

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