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Rochester, NY: Food Trucks to Gather for Chow Down Downtown

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It’s a chance to take in the sights and sounds of Downtown Rochester while enjoying some local cuisine.

Columbus, OH: Credit-Card Technology Boosts tipping from Customers

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At the Angry Wiener food truck, Paige Endicott signs her name electronically after choosing a tip.

The rise in debit- and credit-card use — at food trucks, at coffee shops, in taxis and elsewhere — is increasingly exposing customers to screens with tipping suggestions, which in turn are compelling them to add tips more and more often.

Binghamton, NY: Sammich Truck Growing in Popularity

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The food truck regularly offers a variety of sandwiches from turkey to roast beef to ham, all with its own unique twist. Plus, it has a grill on board for hot dogs and hamburgers.

Long Island, NY: Noah’s Hits the Road on the North Fork

Noah's in Greenport operates a food truck that rolls between locations on the North Fork. At dusk on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, it was at Greenport Harbor Brewing's new brewery in Peconic. (Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus)

The truck serves different menus, depending on the venue. At Lieb Cellars and Castello di Borghese vineyards, for example, the selections are based on the modern, fish-centric menu at Noah’s restaurant.

Manhattan, NY: Get Free Lobster Rolls at US Open Food Truck

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Get a taste of tennis next week when the US Open launches a food truck offering free samples of lobster rolls, sliders and tacos.

Rochester, NY: Food Truck Rodeo is Finally Heading West

Lou DiMarco of Chili operates Wraps on Wheels food truck, which will participate in the upcoming food rodeo at Spencerport High School.
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I have a confession to make. I have never been to a food truck rodeo! Although rave reviews and mouth-watering photos of Rochester’s trendy and unique food trucks regularly appear on my social media feeds, I’ve never fed on any of their delights!

Minneapolis, MN: Harriet to Host Summer Sampler, a Food Truck Rally on August 9

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After a successful run in May, Harriet Brewing is bringing back another food truck rally, dubbed the Summer Sampler and set for August 9.

Ridgefield, NJ: Overpeck Park to Host Food Truck Rally with Bolero Snort Beer Garden

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More than 10 food trucks will roll into Overpeck Park on Aug. 14 for the New Jersey Food Truck Association’s Food Truck Rally.

Washington, DC: D.C.’s Floating Food Truck – Nauti Foods Feeds Potomac Traffic

Tammar Berger and Ari Fingeroth are the owners of Nauti Foods -- D.C.'s first food boat. The business launched July 26. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

With hundreds of food trucks roaming the streets — and what seems like a new restaurant popping up each week — D.C. pedestrians have no shortage of food options should hunger suddenly strike. Now, those on the water have a place to grab a bite to eat.

Wichita, KS: Lord’s Diner Kitchens, Food Trucks Serve Growing Line of Wichita’s Hungry

Lilly Cluck gets food from the Lord’s Diner food truck for herself and her sisters (in front and behind her) at Friendship Park. This truck served 16,177 meals in July at this location. (August 4, 2014) Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle

“We are always busy in the summer, but we weren’t worried,” said Jan Haberly, executive director of the Lord’s Diner when the food truck first started delivery in the Hilltop neighborhood.