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 Mackinaw, Washington DC, Flagler Beach and Rutgers University.

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsOctober 25

While Local Governments Fight Food Trucks, State Subsidizes Some of Them – MACKINAW, MI – Food trucks are a growing part of the cuisine scene in Michigan and nationwide, but should the government be picking winners and losers among truck owners?

A program from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. does just that.

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Failing to display licenses, campus food trucks violate D.C. code – WASHINGTON DC – More than a half dozen food trucks that frequented campus last week failed to post their health code licenses, putting them in violation of D.C. regulations.

Tokyo in the City, House of Falafel, Yumpling, Yellow Vendor, Village Cafe Express, Surfside and DC Latino failed to meet the city’s requirements to publicly post their credentials, and most could not produce the documents when asked by a Hatchet reporter.

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October 26

Food trucks debate highlights philosophical differences – FLAGLER BEACH, FL – The Flagler Beach City Commission came to a verbal agreement at its Thursday night meeting to bar mobile food vendors from easements along State Road 100 and Oceanshore Boulevard, but sent the rest of a proposed ordinance on mobile food vendors back to City Attorney Drew Smith for revision.

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October 27

Rutgers Food Trucking after 30+ Years – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ – Long before they were all the rage across the U.S., food trucks were a staple of the Rutgers University dining scene. They remain a popular part of the university’s landscape, and on any given day (or night), students, faculty, staff and visitors can pick up $6 or $7 sandwiches packed with mozzarella sticks, french fries, chicken nuggets, bacon or onion rings (or all of the above!). The sandwiches have names like “Fat Cat,” “Fat Russian,” and of course the “Fat Mom” and “Fat Dad.”

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