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 past weekend from Jacksonville, Birmingham, Houston and Helena.

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsNovember 8

Food trucks may be coming to Jacksonville Beach – JACKSONVILLE, FL – They’re tough to miss. The food truck trend is growing and basic economics can possibly explain it. They are in demand.

Johnny Hassan just cut into the business four months ago with his Cravings Mobile Kitchen. A new comer who saw an opportunity.

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Birmingham leaders to vote on mobile vendor ordinance – BIRMINGHAM, AL – Change and regulations are on the way for food truck vendors and other mobile business operators in the city of Birmingham.

The Birmingham City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on an ordinance outlining laws for the businesses to follow. The guidelines include hours of operation, zones in which to operate and licensing rules.

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November 9

Foodies unite at Houston’s Food Truck Festival – HOUSTON, TX  – Parked on the southwest side, the city’s favorite food trucks idled together for the 2nd Houston Food Truck Fest at Stereo Live.

The Bayou City rolls quite a few of gourmet food trucks aimed at showcasing the mobile chef driven business. The industry is growing into a close 4% of all restaurant sales…and on Saturday the best held a fest.

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November 10

Chavela’s taco truck owner sees bright future, if he makes it through lean months – HELENA, MT – The owner of Chavela’s is the first to say that operating the mobile Mexican eatery has been a learning experience.

Leon Sanchez, 61, fired up his food truck in July upon retiring from more than 30 years as a postal worker in Helena.

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