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 weekend from Houston, San Francisco, NYC, Cary and Columbus.

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September 7

Mobile Food Unit campaign targets downtown – Houston, TX – Food trucks aren’t specifically banned from downtown. They just can’t cook with propane. Or provide their own seating. Or get access to existing seating. Or park within 60 feet of another food truck.

An ordinance on its way to Council this month proposes changes that would open up downtown as food truck territory. To that end, the food truck operators, who have been working with city officials for some time on the rule changes, are campaigning as the Mobile Food Unit Collective to encourage council to approve them.

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The Melt’s 100 Bus Fleet Means War On Food Trucks – San Francisco, CA – Have you heard? Built-for-speed grilled cheese trailblazer, The Melt will be opening its next location on a bus. With five Bay Area locations and two on the way soon, The Melt will flaunt its first bus on a barge in McCovey Cove during the Giants game this Sunday. Next Thursday, the refurbished school bus will make its first real stop for San Francisco plebeians in an undisclosed location.

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September 8

Tailgating Jets And Giants Fans Getting A Food Truck City – New York, NY – Now there’s more than one reason to get pumped for the upcoming Jets and Giants season: tailgating at Food Truck City! Starting with tomorrow’s opener, food truck favorites like Kelvin Slush, Kimchi Taco Truck, Mexicue and Rickshaw Dumplings will expand their citywide domination, hanging out in front of MetLife Stadium and serving up some pre-game goodies to fans.

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Food truck owner ‘shares the Greek love’ – Cary, NC –  A soft doughy pita shell encases marinated chicken, with brightly colored veggies and dollops of tzatziki sauce.

Yep, it’s authentic Greek food. And it can be found in the big blue Gussy’s Greek Food Truck traveling throughout the Triangle.

Gussy is Constantino “Gus” Megaloudis of Cary. His is a well-known face on the Duke University campus in Durham. Megaloudis has been running the Greek Devil food stand there for about four years.

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September 9

The ace of carts – Columbus, OH – When he first came to Columbus, Jeffrey J. Morris sold flowers on the Ohio State University campus, calling himself Morris the Florist, as his radio jingle from the ’70s went.

The flower business withered, but his sales vehicle — a mobile cart — has stuck around.

These days, Morris is president of Columbus-based All A Cart Manufacturing, and he has made the most of the growing interest in the mobile-food business. His company will build almost anything you can sell food out of — carts, trucks, trailers, kiosks, vending tricycles — but your imagination is the limit when it comes to what Morris will make.

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