OTW Logo food truck 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 Cutler Bay, Atlanta, Houston, New York and Perth Australia.

June 21

Anti-Food Truck Meddling Ends Up Ruining Miami Farmer’s Market – CUTLER BAY, FL – In Cutler Bay, a town of about 40,000 in the Miami area, food truck regulations ended up ruining a nearby farmer’s market.

According to the Miami Herald, the Cutler Bay Farmer’s Market ran every Sunday for the past two years. A handful of food trucks came to event as well. Somebody anonymously complained to the city about unlicensed vendors.

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Are food trucks a good thing? – ATLANTA, GA – Chances are, there is a food truck coming to a destination near you.

Chances are, if you patronize that food truck, you will forego eating a meal at another, fixed location restaurant. Revenue was just transferred from that restaurant, to that food truck.

Is that a good thing?

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June 22

Houston’s new food truck park opens with a big crowd – HOUSTON, TX – Foodies descended upon an empty parking lot Saturday for the grand opening of Houston’s long-awaited first food truck park.

Just blocks from BBVA Compass Stadium in EaDo, the Houston Food Park marks a new chapter in the city’s ever-growing mobile culinary landscape — a DIY food scene that continues to find itself on the periphery of downtown thanks to strict city regulations.

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Soup Nazi Will Now Bring Soup To You With Food Trucks – NEW YORK, NY – The so-called Soup Nazi—aka original SoupMan Al Yeganeh—is a NYC legend thanks in part to the depiction of him in a classic Seinfeld episode. But considering the fact that Yeganeh became famous for his totalitarian views on soup distribution, we’re somewhat surprised to learn that he has given approval to roll out a fleet of franchised Original SoupMan food trucks that will literally bring the soup to you, no questions asked.

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June 23

Van Go – Perth’s new mobile food trend – PERTH, AUSTRALIA – When did you last order truffle-infused scallop dumplings from a truck on the side of the road? Never? Greasy chips and a reflux-inducing hot dog sound more familiar, right?

Well, get ready to impress your tastebuds, because food trucks – the kind that sell gourmet, locally sourced, ready-to-eat food – have hit Perth.

Long raved about in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles and, more recently, Sydney, Melbourne and even Adelaide, the trend has finally arrived here.

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Doggie food trucks fetch company profits – NATIONWIDE – In hindsight, the collision of the food truck craze with the tendency to spoil our four-legged friends seemed inevitable.

Food trucks for dogs are rolling through a growing number of cities, selling canine versions of cookies, ice cream and other treats. Paying $3 for doggie ice cream (dogs can have trouble digesting the real thing) might seem like a silly indulgence, but owners of these food trucks say they’re hardly begging for business.

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