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 Westchester, Orange County, Whitehall, Tulsa, South Florida and Bismark.

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Aug 3

A Summer Crop of Mobile Cuisine – Westchester, NY – The food truck trend has been slow to take off in Westchester. We’re a car culture, and most food trucks rely on foot traffic. This summer, though, a few mobile entrepreneurs have set their parking brakes in strategic spots around Westchester County and are dishing out some very fine food.

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State gives food-truck owners indigestion – Orange Country, CA – Many businesses work on a thin profit margin. An overzealous tax assessment could mean the difference between being in business and being closed for good. The state might collect a little more at the risk of a business owner’s livelihood, but it will kill jobs, and potential tax revenue in the process.

For catering trucks, this problem is especially pronounced.

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Aug 4

Whitehall tries food trucks to draw residents outside – Whitehall, OH – Whitehall officials want to bring more people into the city, and they’re targeting the hungry ones.

For the first time, the city will work with local food trucks for National Night Out, as part of a new campaign to become “a new Whitehall,” said Lindsey Wright, community affairs coordinator for the city. The event, held in cities across the country, is an annual block party or cookout that focuses on anti-crime programs and is a chance for public-safety personnel to mingle with residents.

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Tulsa Food Truck Festival in the works – Tulsa, OK – Mitch Neely, owner and operator of the Grub Truck, said Saturday that he is working to organize a food truck festival in Tulsa.

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Aug 5

Late-night menu options growing in South Florida – South Florida – It’s midnight. You’re out on the town, and suddenly the hunger pangs hit you hard.

You don’t want to hit a fast-food joint. You don’t want greasy. You want something better.

From trendy eateries with late-night menus to gourmet food trucks, your choices are growing across South Florida, making that fourth meal option easier to stomach.

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Food on the go popular in Bismarck-Mandan – Bismark, ND – Food on the go remains as popular as ever, and the Bismarck-Mandan community now has mobile food trucks and carts providing fast alternatives.

New to the Bismarck-Mandan community are the Kroll’s bright purple food truck, Fireflour Pizza, a “mom and pop” mobile wood fired pizza caterer, and Dakota Shave Ice, a shave ice stand.

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