Category archives for: Franchise News

Tuscaloosa, AL: A Bump in the Road

Like nearly half of Lafayette's burgeoning food truck fleet, Taco Mama folded within months of opening its window.

At the peak of Lafayette’s food truck craze, a full-course meal at a sit-down restaurant could have been consumed in the time spent in some of the lines at the monthly Food Truck Roundup.

Novato, CA: Novato Food Truck Customers Help Fight Ebola

Frantz Felix, owner of the Caribbean Spices food truck, posts a sign for his fundraiser menu item at Off the Grid in Vintage Oaks Shopping Center in Novato on Thursday. Some items were marked up 1, with the money going to fight Ebola. (Alan Dep — Marin Independent Journal)

Nine trucks sell food from 5 to 9 p.m. in Vintage Oaks behind the Old Navy store, a weekly event coordinated by Off the Grid, a San Francisco-based mobile food event company.

New York, NY: NYC Food Truck Lunch – Bao From The Kaya Cart

(credit: Perry R.)

They serve bao, which is what Fun Buns NYC serves. That might explain why the Kaya Cart doesn’t venture into Midtown.

Wichita, KS: Best Food Trucks in Wichita


Best Food Trucks in Wichita

Houston, TX: Enjoy All-You-Can Eat Bites at the Best Damn Food Truck Festival Ever

Photo courtesy of Katmania Crepes

Hunker down on all the food you can consume from 20 food trucks at the Best Damn Food Truck Festival Ever happening on Washington Avenue on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Toledo, OH: Flying Joe Hosting Kickstarter Fundraiser for Coffee Truck

A prospective mock-up of what the The Flying Joe’s coffee truck could look like, posted at the shop’s Kickstarter page. The Levis Commons coffee shop is looking to raise $25,000 by Dec. 1 to roll out a coffee truck.

The 7-year-old coffee shop on the southern end of the suburban shopping complex has through Dec. 1 to raise $25,000 for the mobile service, which will bring beverages to customers throughout the metropolitan Toledo area

Kahului, HI: Maui Fresh Streatery – Turning Japanese

The Uchinanchu Pork is divine. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Maui Fresh Streatery has got such a good thing going they only open the truck for two hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and sometimes they don’t even last that long.

Johnson, TN: First Friday Cook-Off Offers Participants Chili Solution to Chilly Night

Volunteers serve up chili from each of the 13 participating downtown businesses on the left, while customers line up to sample the fare on the right during the First Friday chili cook-off. (Max Hrenda/Johnson City Press)

First Friday offers attendees a chance to explore the various places and products downtown has to offer. According to Ruhm — an FOD member and co-owner of Energy Fitness, located downtown at 212 E. Main St. — the November First Friday also offered attendees a chance to give back to their community while having a good time.

New York, NY: Shady Dawg


The dawg itself was good, but with the pulled pork and other toppings, it was excellent. The pulled pork was a little on the sweet side, which we prefer in bbq to a vinegary sauce. The sweetness of the pulled pork worked well with the saltiness of the hot dog.

Melbourne, AUS: Korean Bibimbap Food Truck Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

South Korean born Courtney Kim hopes to raise $12,000 by 20 September.

The first ever Korean bibimbap food truck could soon hit the streets of Melbourne, with a Pozible crowdfunding campaign currently underway.