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 Tallahassee, Birmingham, Tampa and Norfolk.

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December 7

Florida Food Trucks Becoming Big Business – TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, it seems almost any random gathering of people is likely to attract at least one food truck.  Tom Flanigan reports the number of these restaurants-on-wheels is growing in Florida, as well as their impact on the economies in which they operate.

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Birmingham City Council urged to reconsider ordinance on mobile food vendors – BIRMINGHAM, AL – An attorney for a group of food truck and push cart vendors has written members of the Birmingham City Council to say the vendors have “serious concerns” about a proposed mobile food ordinance that they say is “extraordinarily restrictive” and, if passed as written, could drive them out of downtown.

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December 8

Food trucks serve at Tampa General Hospital during cafeteria rehab – TAMPA, FL – Ev Barnes coordinates a fleet of special trucks and vans, 28 and growing, that cycles into the parking lot each night near the former emergency room entrance at Tampa General Hospital.

They’re not ambulances.

“Truck Daddy” Barnes, as he’s come to be known, is bringing much of Tampa’s growing collection of eclectic private food trucks to TGH to satisfy the late-night hunger of people visiting and working there while renovations are under way at the cafeteria kitchen.

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December 9

Food trucks in Norfolk get yellow light from agency – NORFOLK, VA – A group that’s been pushing the city to allow food trucks downtown got a mixed response from the city’s planning department last week.

The city’s planning staff is recommending the food trucks be allowed, but with several limitations that are more stringent than proponents desire.

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