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National News: Why fFast Food Restaurants Should Worry About Food Trucks

The top reasons consumers gave for using food trucks related to availability of “interesting” foods and convenience, which are the traditional strengths of QSR [quick service restaurants] outlets, according to NPD. Since the top foods typically offered by food trucks are hot sandwiches, Mexican foods, cold sandwiches, and soups, Mexican and sandwich QSR places may view food trucks as more direct competition than other restaurant categories.

Fenton, MO: Hot Aztec Coming to Fenton

When we first got into the business, our goal was to open a restaurant, but with the economy … it was more feasible to do a truck first

Destin, FL: More Vendors Using Trailers to Bring their Fare to Customers

The whole food truck scene has really gained popularity over the last several years, and people are starting to see it as more of a gourmet place to eat rather than just carnival-style food

Stillwater, OK: Food Trucks Give New Meaning to Fast Food

Dan Purdy is the owner of Purdy Q’s Mobile Smoke Pit, a food truck serving barbecue for lunch at least three days a week and catering special events. He’s been in the business of meals on wheels for five months.

Kennebunk, ME: Proposed Food Truck Regs Go Too Far

As proposed, the ordinance would deny a mobile food vendor license to any person who has been incarcerated for a year or more within the past five years; and prohibit operation within 100 feet of a restaurant or other establishment that sells similar products, with the definition being that 40 percent of their products are similar.

Morristown, NJ: The Taco Truck Preps for Mid-August Opening

The Morristown location will be its flagship restaurant as they're ready to start franchising

Chicago, IL: Food Trucks Remain Driving Force in North Neighborhoods

Don't worry! Even with City Council's new food truck zones and regulations, your favorite street-side snacks aren't going anywhere.

Bethesda, MD: Local Restaurateur Taking Over Majestic Bar Space

A longtime restaurateur who for the past year and a half has been cooking up salads and sandwiches in a downtown parking lot is about to open a full-service place of his own.

St. Paul, MN: Twisted Fork Grille Food Truck – A First Look

Fat, long slices of spice encrusted pastrami are layered onto a pretzel bun along with arugula, layering on the black pepper flavor with a swipe of aioli, a layer of gooey cheese and topped with some cumin spiced, thin, fried onion. It's an epic sandwich that requires a good jaw workout to get through.

St. Louis, MO: Food Truck Friday Returns

The lineup of trucks offers a diverse menu. Everything from crepes to cupcakes and bagels to beer will be offered. This is the third season of Food Truck Friday will need all 16 of the truck if it hopes to beat last year's season attendance of over 16 thousand, and with a line up including 4 of the nation's top 101 food trucks, as rated by restaurant review website Daily Meal, they have a chance.