Category archives for: Franchise News

Toronto, CAN: Toronto’s New Food Truck Alley Aspires to be a Permanent Hub

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Tacos from one of the food trucks that gathered at Nathan Phillips Square in April when Toronto city council met to discuss the fate of mobile food vendors. The new food alley hopes to offer late-night dining.

Beginning Wednesday, a food truck alliance is banding together to form Food Truck Alley, Toronto’s first hub of kitchens-on-wheels at Queen St. E. and Jarvis St.

St. Louis, MO: The Bombay Food Truck

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The Bombay food junkies truck is awesome and it is as simple as that. What you have here, is a food truck, not filled with young men cooking on the line, but some older Indian women, working love into the food they sell. Everything is home made or at least made from scratch and while the truck is entirely meat free, it can make a carnivore seriously consider becoming a vegetarian.

Roanoke, VA: Roanoke Restaurants, Food Trucks Compete in First Big Lick Burger Fest

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For this inaugural festival, local restaurants and food trucks will gather to compete in three competitions: Best Overall, Best Classic Burger and Anything But Beef.

New York, NY: Perry’s Review – Bistro Truck Is Back As BistroShopp

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The biggest difference between the lamb meatballs and the old lamb burger are the toppings. The lamb meatballs were topped with a homemade, creamy gruyere sauce and a little shredded gruyere cheese.

Sussex County, DE: New Food Truck for Bethany Beach

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The food truck invasion shows no sign of slowing down in Delaware.

Chicago, IL: Husky Hog BBQ Food Truck Cashes In, Opens Restaurant in Armour Square

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The storefront is modest. There are just a few stools surrounding a chest-high counter, a window for ordering and a station for the homemade barbecue sauces — hot, honey mustard, classic, vinegar and a new Alabama-style sauce, a mix of mayonnaise and Carolina vinegar that Woodel had just whipped up.

Oakland, CA: Off the Grid Expands to Uptown Oakland

(Brant Ward / The Chronicle) Curry Up Now is one of the several food trucks that will gather weekly in Uptown Oakland.

Off the Grid is starting up yet another East Bay weekly market, this one in Oakland’s thriving Uptown neighborhood.

Sylva, NC: Food Trucks Suddenly the Rage in Jackson County

By Nick Breedlove
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Cosmic Carry-out owners Jennifer FitzSimons, left, and Gadson Griffis, right, set up shop outside Innovation Brewing. The food truck carries a 99-percent sanitation grade and grills average American fare, such as burgers, fries and hot dogs. Area interest in food trucks is growing.

Food trucks these days are not your daddy’s “roach coaches” peddling sandwiches, chips and cold drinks to hard-hat-wearing construction workers.

Edmonton, CAN: S’wich Food Truck Hits the Mark with Hand-Crafted Bread, Cured Meats and Condiments

Chef Lex Boldireff makes all his own bread for sandwiches on S'wich food truck.

I sampled one of his mortadella sandwich at a recent What the Truck?! event, and could not believe the taste and texture of the mortadella, which was gloriously studded with pistachios. Make sure and indulge in an artisanal ice cream sandwich if you’ve got room for dessert.

Nashville, TN: Nashville Food Trucks Book Launch Party this Saturday (Plus a Giveaway)

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Nashville Food Trucks: Stories & Recipes from the Road features the stories of how and why Nashville’s favorite food truck operators got started, as well as recipes for signature menu items.