OTW LogoIn 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 Orlando, Cranston, San Luis Obispo, Minneapolis and Des Moines.

July 12

Orlando food truck rules too strict – ORLANDO, FL – No offense, Orlando, but your anemic dining scene isn’t exactly packing downtown streets with foodies every night.

Parking is a pain. Retail shops are nonexistent. The restaurant and bar scene is better than it once was, but scant on variety.

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Food Truck Vendors Vow to Keep Fighting Proximity Ban – CRANSTON, RI – Food truck owners who live or have their vehicles registered in Cranston are vowing to keep pressuring city officials and the City Council to re-think local ordinances that restrict food trucks near brick and mortar restaurants.

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July 13

The food truck scene in SLO County – SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Expanding sector can cook up profits for those who have the necessary drive.

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Food Trucks and Restaurants Work to Avoid ‘Food Fight’ – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Food trucks are much more than a passing fad. The number of trucks seems to grow every day.

That’s posing a bit of a conflict between food truck operators and traditional restaurants in downtown Minneapolis.

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July 14

D.M. council eyes easing rules governing downtown food trucks – DES MOINES, IA – The Des Moines City Council likely will review its food truck regulations and see if something should be done to make it easier for them to operate downtown.

Council member Brian Meyer plans to discuss the matter at this afternoon’s City Council meeting.

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