In Mobile Cuisine Magazine’s 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 Tallahassee, Wilmington, Torrance, Fort Worth, Sacramento and New York City.

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Dec 2

Chicken and Waffles: The Rise of the Food Truck – Tallahassee, FL – Frustrated with the job hunt, and the lack of career opportunities, more Floridians are opening their own businesses. The fastest growing startup businesses in Florida are food trucks. As Whitney Ray tells us, the industry grew by 10 percent last year.

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Food trucks collaborate for success – Wilmington, NC – Four of the area’s food trucks have come together, and they’re inviting others to join them.

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Dec 3

Torrance eyes food truck solution after school raid – Torrance, CA – Torrance officials this week could adopt interim guidelines that will allow gourmet food trucks at school fundraisers without the fear of a police raid.

The City Council is expected to discuss the proposal, which also includes an outreach program to food trucks and community event planners, at its Tuesday night meeting.

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Fort Worth Food Park opens to large crowd, good food – Fort Worth, TX – On December 2, Fort Worth joined other cities considered to be leaders in the food truck culture by opening a dedicated food truck park. Based on the crowd to get in and the amount of food sold, opening night was a success, with hundreds of people in attendance.

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Dec 4

Hungry throng flocks to food truck event under Sacramento freeway – Sacramento, CA – Blustery winds and a shadowy concrete-bound locale were not enough to keep thousands of people from standing in long lines Saturday for a chance to taste food truck cuisine.

The event brought a critical mass of 23 food trucks to Eighth and W streets – the spot used by the Sacramento Farmers’ Market on Sundays.

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Food feud between restaurants, street carts – New York, NY – Restaurant owners want food cart vendors to learn their ABCs — and to post letter grades from the Health Department too.

“I think it’s only fair that they be graded like restaurants,” said George Constantinou, 35, co-owner of Bogata Latin Bistro in Park Slope. “The public can get sick if they eat at a restaurant, a food cart or even a convenience store.”

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