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Federal Way, WA: Food Trucks Belong in Downtown Federal Way

Speaking of enriching Federal Way’s culture and economy, here’s some genuine food for thought. A food truck festival fad is sprouting in several U.S. cities. For example, the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta in Tampa, Fla., kicked off last week with a bunch of wheeled restaurants doling out everything from tacos to burgers to sandwiches.

Northhampton, MA: Keep Northampton’s Cuisine Scene Fresh

The first order of business, completed by the council last week, was to clarify what permits are needed and where food cart operators set up. Wherever they find customers, it is critical vendors be held to the same sanitary and food storage standards as all restaurants.

Northhampton, MA: Northampton City Council to Explore Food-Truck Rules, Amid Calls to Protect Existing...

The city took steps last week to uphold its longtime practice of prohibiting mobile food trucks from operating downtown. Still, several councilors indicated they’d like to consider rules that allow restaurant-on-wheels businesses to co-exist with brick-and-mortar establishments.

Calgary, CAN: Calgary’s Food Trucks Get Endorsement of Council Committee with Some Rule Changes

The idea was it would be so much more than just a concession on the street, it was more about creating a long term legacy of what Calgary is and how progressive we are and the great things we’re doing in the community and to add vibrancy to the area

Calgary, CAN: City Debates Future of Calgary’s Food Trucks

A city committee has recommended another year of study on the pilot project, before it finalizes rules to govern the mobile restaurants.

National News: US Food Truck Sales Expected To Quadruple By 2017

With lower startup costs and less fixed overhead, the barriers to entry are significantly lower for food trucks than for brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Knoxville, TN: Food Trucks May Soon Be Allowed on City Streets—But Where, When, and...

Food trucks actually go through all the exact same licensing and regulations that restaurants do. Like restaurants, they have liability insurance. While they don’t pay rent, they do often pay property taxes on the commissary kitchens they’re required to have to prepare food off-site.

York, PA: Foodstruck, York’s First Food Truck Block Party, Planned for Oct. 11

Food trucks have been all the rage in the food industry during the past few years. The restaurants on wheels — which usually pack plenty of style with funky names and unconventional eats — have become mainstays in big cities.

Raleigh, NC: Rodeos Help Increase Acceptance of Food Trucks in Raleigh

About 70 food trucks and other vendors will descend on Fayetteville Street this weekend, drawing thousands of people and filling the street from the State Capitol to City Plaza.

Norton, OH: High-End Food Truck Offers Healthy Items

When his food truck the “Stone Pelican Rolling Café,” hit the road in the summer of 2012, it was the start of a plan he developed nearly 20 years ago, shortly after beginning a career with the Adult Parole Authority at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

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