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, Las Vegas, Rexburg, Asheville, Philadelphia and San Diego.

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Dec 9

Food truck business growing fast in Florida – Tallahassee, FL – You’ve probably seen new food trucks around town. They are becoming one of the hottest new businesses for food service entrepreneurs not only in Florida, but across the country.

More than 2,000 mobile food vendors are currently licensed with the state of Florida. They’re required to get a license from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

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Slidin’ Thru ready to expand from truck to restaurants – Las Vegas, NV – Less than two years ago, Ric Guerrero was 25, unemployed and newly dumped (the latter inspired by the former).

But he had an idea, inspired by his love of cooking, which became a food truck called Slidin’ Thru. The truck hit the streets in March 2010.

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Dec 10

E. Idaho diners experiencing food truck frenzy – Rexburg, ID – Someday, Tom Sathre hopes to steer his rolling deli to fame in the reality television show “The Great Food Truck Race.”

But for now, the Rigby resident said he is content being part of the street-meat revolution of eastern Idaho.

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Food trucks on the horizon – Asheville, NC – As we reported in the Nov 1 story, “What the Truck?,” local food-truck operators are grooming a downtown lot to set up operations. The Asheville Citizen-Times has an update.

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Dec 11

Law School students hold workshop for food truck entrepreneurs – Philadelphia, PA – Some of Penn’s MBA/JD students are teaching a group of community members what it takes to make it in the food truck business.

On Nov. 15, seven MBA/JD students held a workshop at the Law School to help people who either have an interest in launching food trucks or have already started a food truck business of their own. The students are currently exploring different opportunities for a follow-up session in the near future.

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Green Truck Dishes Out Gourmet Local, Organic Eats – San Diego, CA – “The biggest impact you can have on the environment is changing your eating habits,” says David Holtze of the gourmet organic Green Truck, “like thinking about where your food comes from and eating less meat.”

The Green Truck debuted in San Diego this March at an Ocean Beach block party and has since been “Healing Our Planet One Meal at a Time” at eco-fairs, catered events, and across town at locations updated via Twitter and Facebook.

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