Food Trucks

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How Food Trucks Promote Walkable Cities

Food trucks, outdoor dining spaces, and parklets are moving the needle toward more people-friendly cities and less car-oriented streets.

July 11, 2023 - CNU Public Square

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Denver Food Truck Ban Could be Unconstitutional

In a letter to city officials, a law firm called on the city to lift restrictions on food trucks, saying the ban “smacks of protectionism” and could violate equal protection guarantees.

August 22, 2022 - Denver Post

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How Planners Can Help the Dallas Food Scene Flourish

Dallas is amidst a process for electing a new City Council, and one local writer sees the transition as an opportunity to present an ambitious agenda for also overhauling the city's local dining scene.

May 12, 2021 - Dallas Observer

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Food Trucks on Demand

Move over, ride-hailing companies. Food trucks have been responding to demand in neighborhoods.

February 17, 2021 - Washington City Paper

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State Supreme Court Upholds Food Truck Regulations in Chicago

A question of whose business is suppressing whose in the city of Chicago was decided by the State Supreme Court.

May 24, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

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Permanent Food Truck Park Opening Soon in Cincinnati

Cove Food Park is coming to the East End of Cincinnati.

April 26, 2019 - Cincinnati Enquirer

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Food Trucks, Already an Industry Force, Set for More Growth

A new report details the state of the mobile food vending industry and makes predictions for the short-term future.

December 17, 2018 - Next City

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What Happened to the Chicago Food Truck Movement?

In Chicago, food trucks are disappearing and some blame the city’s stepped up enforcement of regulations and fines.

April 13, 2017 - Chicago Reader

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Friday Fun: The 50 Best Food Trucks In the U.S.

Feast your eyes on a list by Modern Cities of the 50 best food trucks in the United States.

March 24, 2017 - Modern Cities

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'A Taco Truck on Every Corner' Offers a Teachable Moment

The lessons to be learned when considering the idea of a taco truck on every corner include definitions of components of the built environment like corners, intersections, and taco trucks, as well as examples of concepts like supply and demand.

September 5, 2016 - The Washington Post

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Minneapolis Grapples with Food Truck Regulations

Downtown property owners are clashing with food truck operators over where the latter should park their businesses.

August 23, 2016 - MinnPost

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New Study Looks at the Mystery and Benefits of Food Truck Movements

The seemingly non-complex decisions on where food trucks park is examined in a new study that finds there's actually a lot more to it than just an empty curb.

February 16, 2016 - CityLab

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Proposed Boulder Food Park Faces Zoning Challenges

The proposed Boulder Food Park repurposes a decrepit site into usable space for food truck patrons. Since the site is adjacent to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a zoning exemption may be required.

May 29, 2015 - The Denver Post

Push to 'Free the Food Trucks' in Dallas

A newly formed coalition of the food truck owners has begun lobbying the Dallas City Council to reduce the regulations governing the operation of food trucks around the city and open the streets to mobile food vending.

March 26, 2014 - Dallas Morning News

The Newest Thing in Mobile Commerce: The Book Truck

Inspired by the food truck movement, book-publisher Penguin Group (USA) has rolled out two new book-buying venues: the Penguin Book Truck, and the Penguin Book Pushcart.

July 16, 2013 - The Detroit News

Onerous Regulations Keep Food Trucks from Feeding Chicagoans

The difficulties food truck operators have encountered in trying to set up shop in Chicago provides a parable for how well meaning, but slow moving and cumbersome, public agencies can get in the way of their city's best interests.

January 5, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

Municipal Services on the Menu at Boston's Newest Food Truck

Boston City Hall is taking its show on the road. Its new food-truck-inspired 'City Hall To Go' is bringing government to the people.

December 15, 2012 - The Architect's Newspaper Blog

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America's Best Food Trucks

In case you manage to save some room today, or need to take a break from Turkey salads, Turkey sandwiches, and Turkey soup over the weekend, let The Daily Meal's list of the "101 Best Food Trucks in America 2012" be your guide to awesome eats.

November 22, 2012 - The Daily Meal

Demand for Permits Keeps Mobile Retail Off the Runway

The rise of mobile food trucks has been heralded in many cities. Now as retail stores take to the streets, they're encountering obstacles with zoning and permitting that have befuddled their culinary brethren.

September 29, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

The World's Best Street Eats

As Americans' appreciation for street eats rises along with the trend in gourmet food trucks, Carly Fisher examines the "World's Best Cities for Street Food," in a piece for Food & Wine.

May 2, 2012 - Food & Wine

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