In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry we have compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this past weekend from Orange County, Wallingford, St Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale.

June 20


OITNB’s ‘Crazy Pyes’ Food Truck Draws Controversy – Orange County, CA – Not everyone is lining up to score free pie and ice cream from Orange is the New Black‘s promotional food truck Crazy Pyes: As the truck, named for the Netflix series’ popular character Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, rolls through Los Angeles this week, some argue the truck’s name and overall premise is offensive, as it glazes over the issues of mental illness and interracial relationships often tackled on the show.

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New Wallingford regulations target food trucks – WALLINGFORD, CT — Adapting to new town regulations, Dan Lanigan, owner of The Pig Rig BBQ, recently sold the log cabin-style food truck often found in the parking lot at 920 S. Colony Road.

But Lanigan plans to remain in the community and will continue operating The Pig Rig BBQ using a food truck he owns that is easier to move. Behind the new truck, which should be in operation by early July, Lanigan said he will tow a large rotisserie smoker.

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June 21

Food truck owners pleased by St. Petersburg changes – ST PETERSBURG, FL – Laws kept food trucks from flourishing in St. Petersburg. The City Council changed that this week.

Maggie Loflin been on the move for almost a decade. She’s whipping up Greek food with a Maryland twist from inside a truck.

“Now it seems to be getting easier and easier. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a lot of hard work,” said Loflin, owner of the Maggie on the Move truck.

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June 22

FORMER NATO COMMANDER GETS BEHIND FOOD TRUCKS – FT LAUDERDALE – U.S. General Wesley Clark, a highly decorated retired four-star general and former supreme allied commander in Europe for NATO, is also the director and senior veterans advisor at The Grilled Cheese Truck Inc. His mission: supervise the development and implementation of the recruitment and selection for prospective veteran franchisee candidates.

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