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 Rochester, New Orleans, St. Augustine, Clarksville, Long Beach and Knoxville.

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsJuly 26

Rochester couple rolls into food truck market with ‘not your average’ hot dog – ROCHESTER, MI – Don’t be alarmed if a boxy orange vehicle sporting a “mean” looking hot dog decal passes you on the road sometime soon.

Sitting inside that vintage truck are Chris Matthews and Tracy Antenucci, a Rochester couple who recently entered Southeast Michigan’s growing food truck market as proprietors of the Mean Weenie — their gourmet spin on the hot dog.

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Highlights of the Newly-Approved Food Truck Ordinance – NEW ORLEANS, LA – Perhaps you heard the news, shouted yesterday from the city’s rooftops, that the latest, greatest food truck ordinance—a much less-restrictive ordinance than the one previously vetoed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu—sailed through the New Orleans City Council, with six yeas, zero nays, and at least one very sincere, “Hallelujah.” Cm. Stacy Head has good reason to be so relieved—after months of wrangling with the Louisiana Restaurant Association and nervous brick-and-mortar business owners in the CBD, food truck operators and their proponents finally have a working ordinance and can, as of right now, move forward with the business of slinging cheap food to the pedestrian masses.

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July 27

‘Food truck phenomenon’ comes to St. Augustine – ST AUGUSTINE, FL – Matthew Berg of St. Augustine has owned two restaurants and a bar, but Monster Burger N’ More is his first food truck.

“This is my first restaurant on wheels,” said Berg, who participated in Saturday’s Food Truck Wars at Francis Field. Berg started the business in November and said it has been an adventure.

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Hocker’s goes mobile with food truck – CLARKSVILLE, MD — From the outside of Hocker’s new barbecue food truck, one wouldn’t believe it could fit five people inside. But on one of the hottest days of the summer, the 24-foot trailer packed five people, plus a lot of flavor.

It was a family affair on a recent Friday afternoon, with Greg Hocker setting up an extra air conditioner in one corner and his wife, MaryEllen, bouncing their baby, Greydon, on her hip while serving pulled pork tacos.

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July 28

Cruise Ship Fare From a Food Truck – LONG BEACH, CA – Many cruise lines have built reputations for luxurious getaways at with fine food. But what happens when maritime cuisine is brought on land?

Celebrity Cruise Lines is about to find out, taking its fare to the streets. Adding a new twist to the ongoing mobile chow craze, the ship line has got it’s own food truck that is serving up some of the company fleets’ best dishes.

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Knoxville to seek public’s input on food trucks – KNOXVILLE, TN – Food trucks are flooding into East Tennessee these days with plenty of new fans each day, but now the City of Knoxville is looking to put into place some rules for the booming industry.

The city will hold a meeting Wednesday to discuss the regulation of food trucks.

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