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 New Haven, Wichita, Washington DC, Battle Creek and Youngstown.

September 27

OTW LogoCity attracts food trucks – NEW HAVEN, CT – New Haven foodies these days have plenty of reasons to rejoice.

Food trucks and carts have maintained a presence in downtown New Haven, but their numbers have grown over the last several years. Many of the trucks cater primarily to the Yale community, which seems to have embraced the street food culture.

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Food trucks opening and expanding – WICHITA, KS – There’s all sorts of food truck news to report.

First, a new one is about to hit the road. The Rolling Dough, a wood-fired pizza food truck owned by Joseph and Cherry Nestelroad, will have its first service tonight outside of  Reverie Coffee Roasters, 2611 E. Douglas. They’ll be there from 6 to 8:30 p.m. serving a Mexi-pizza inspired menu that includes a chicken enchilada pizza, a nacho pizza and a guacamole pizza, each of which costs $7.

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September 28

Gas station restaurants are becoming the next big thing in cuisine – WASHINGTON DC – Dorothy Goldstein had just visited her late husband at the cemetery. Now she and her son were hungry for a nice lunch. So, on a beautiful autumn afternoon, they headed for a gas station.

At the Exxon station in downtown Olney, they stepped up to the counter of Corned Beef King, where they’d dined before. To their left: a beef jerky display. To their right: keno on TV. All around them: the delish aroma of a New York deli.

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Clear the way for food trucks downtown – BATTLE CREEK, MI – A lack of opportunity isn’t always what devils Battle Creek’s road to economic renaissance; often it’s a failure to see the opportunities, or an unwillingness to step away from a known if somewhat marginal security of the status quo.

So it is with the burgeoning resistance to efforts that would allow food trucks to operate downtown.

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September 29

Youngstown welcomes Big Green Thing – YOUNGSTOWN, OH – It’s hard to miss Youngstown’s newest mobile dining option.

It’s a new food truck called the Big Green Thing run by a Youngstown woman who is taking some locally sourced ingredients to create unique dishes.

Owner Marla Herman said she didn’t choose the color green because it is her favorite color.

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