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 Columbus, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Washington DC.

March 22

FOOD TRUCK STOLEN IN EAST COLUMBUS – COLUMBUS, OH –  A four wheeled kitchen set to open to the public within the next few weeks, has been rolled away by thieves.

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Councilwoman Stacy Head makes progress in her effort to allow more food trucks in New Orleans – NEW ORLEANS, LA – New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head admits she has been surprised by the extent of the resistance to her effort to liberalize the city’s rules for food trucks. It appears, though, that she finally has managed to overcome most of her colleagues’ objections. Now all she has to do is overcome the bureaucratic roadblocks.

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March 23

Gang Members Accused of Food Truck Extortion in Los Angeles – LOS ANGELES, CA – A police raid in Los Angeles shut down an extorsion network of alleged gang members who were targeting food truck vendors in Hollywood. The police indicted 20 suspected gang members, including four women, who are said to be part of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13.

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March 24

John Rider, serving burritos with a side of jokes –  WASHINGTON DC – John Rider, 55, is the owner of Pedro & Vinny’s, your standard burrito food truck. But there’s not much that’s normal about Rider’s business.

He serves up to 225 people every day, and tells jokes to every one. He memorizes a few names in the process too.

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