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, Calgary, Houston and Portland.

September 6

Off the Wire Food Truck NewsJaguars add ‘Food Truck Alley’ outside EverBank Field to game-day experience – JACKSONVILLE, FL – A year after the Jacksonville Jaguars added food trucks to its game-day experience, the team this year is expanding participation from one truck each home game to more than a dozen.

Beginning Sunday, when the Jaguars take on the Kansas City Chiefs, food trucks will park outside EverBank Field along Adams Street Concourse, between parking lots J and M, according to Dan Edwards, the senior vice president of communications for the Jaguars.

Participating trucks this Sunday include: All That Jazz, Baby’s Badass Burgers , Big John’s Crumpy’s Wings & Things, Brucci’s Pizza, Corner Taco, Cravingz Mobile Kitchen , Dagwood’s, Gourmet Aviator, Kona Ice, Monster Burger N’ More, Super Food Truck, Up in Smoke and Wiki-Wiki Hawaiian Shave Ice.

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City rebuffs push for cap on food trucks – CALGARY, CANADA – Eight food trucks was a dandy number for Margie Hope when she launched Blam!Wich as Calgary’s craze began two years ago.

There was competition, but a limited amount, making it easy to find a lunchtime spot. And the novelty of the trucks — just like in Vancouver, Portland, Ore., or other cities — meant business buzzed and the living was easy for Hope and her fellow truck owners.

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September 7

Houston’s controversial food truck festival is getting bigger – HOUSTON, TX – After completing its most successful outing in March, the Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival is adding a fall version to the already crowded range of options that clamor for attention during the time of year when the weather is really, really nice.

There are two major differences with this fall event. First, the parking situation has been dramatically improved. There won’t be shuttles from far away satellite lots. Festival organizers have secured walking-distance parking at both Pin Oak Middle School and Episcopal High School.

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September 8

Portland considers changes to food truck rules – PORTLAND, ME – Portland will consider loosening rules for the operators of food trucks, some of whom say the current regulations make no sense and discourage them from doing business in the city.

A restaurant operator who served on the city’s food truck task force said more food trucks can only make the city more attractive for diners and will boost the local economy. But he said restaurants would be opposed to allowing food trucks to park near their businesses.

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