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 Lafayette, Tonawanda and Portland.

OTW Logo food truck newsMarch 7

Food on wheels: Is it safe? – LAFAYETTE, LA – Hungry patrons flock to Lafayette’s food trucks like kids chasing down an ice cream truck on a steamy July afternoon.

The popularity of food trucks has led to more than 20 of them in Lafayette selling anything from waffles and Italian food to hot dogs and fries with unique toppings.

But can you trust that the food is safe when it’s served from a truck instead of a restaurant?

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March 8

Tensions flare in Tonawanda between food trucks, restaurants – TONAWANDA, NY – Visitors to Niawanda Park may soon be able to purchase a burrito, sandwich or hot dog from their favorite food truck if a resolution before the Tonawanda Common Council goes forward.

But, as in other municipalities that have considered allowing the popular rolling kitchens, tensions are flaring between the trucks and their bricks-and-mortar competitors, Mississippi Mudds and Old Man River.

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March 9

Food-cart scene tastes like a global scavenger hunt – PORTLAND, OR – The many accolades earned by chefs in this city are rooted in what the land offers. They succeed by adaptation to their environment.

That’s especially true with the city’s bustling food cart scene, which has become an incubator for great restaurants. Whether inspired by Norwegian comfort food, Peace Corps missions to the Republic of Georgia, or Thai “chaos in a bowl,” the menus reinvigorate and challenge both customer and chef to think harder and dream bigger.

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