food truck weekend newsIn 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 Lexington, Brooklyn, Fullerton, Auburn and Houston.

February 8

Lexington Debates Where Food Trucks Can Set Up Shop – LEXINGTON, KY – Work continues to try and determine where Lexington mobile food vendors can set up shop downtown.

Members of the Food Truck Work Group reviewed draft recommendations Thursday at city hall. Work Group chair Shevawn Akers, a Lexington Council member, says many restaurants and mobile food operators still disagree about placement on public streets.

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February 9

Titans get gourmet on the go – FULLERTON, CA – Food trucks were once a thing of grime and grease, but that’s no longer.

In today’s quick stepped world where people and things are constantly on the go, it only makes sense that breakfast, lunch and dinner are also on the go.

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Food trucks drive Auburn University campus craze – AUBURN, AL – While some people may be wary of eating food cooked and served out of a truck, the students at Auburn University definitely aren’t.

In the last year, Auburn has acquired seven food trucks, all of which have become some of the most popular dining locations on campus. The mobile mania is now known as the Tiger Traxx campaign.

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February 10

End food truck wars (opinion) – HOUSTON, TX – For food truck opponents, it must feel like the barbarians are at the gates. That last refuge from the rolling restaurants is now on the verge of a total invasion. Yes, the wall around downtown is beginning to crack. Electric-only infiltrators have slipped through the no-propane barricade, with food trucks at downtown’s Houston Pavilions and the weekly farmers market.

Propane-powered mini-kitchens taunt from within spitting distance, holding lunch hours in Midtown. But the war isn’t lost. That final battle at City Hall looms on the horizon. All that stands in their way are four proposed changes: allowing propane downtown, allowing food trucks to be within 100 feet of tables and chairs, allowing food trucks to provide their own furniture and eliminating the mandatory 60-foot space between food trucks.

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