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News: October 1, 2014

2014 October 1
by CATTLEYA, J.

Food Trucks Spreading Across the Country

A study from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University explores various factors that contribute to the growth of food trucks in cities across the United States. According to the study, food trucks are more likely to be found in larger cities that have high rental costs and diverse populations. One factor that doesn’t matter? Bad weather.

Street Vendor near National Mall

Stationary Trailer near the National Mall

Food Trucks Spreading to the National Mall?

The Washington Post reports that the stationary trailers that for decades have supplied hungry D.C. tourists with hot dogs, pizza, and egg rolls will not be the only street vendors eligible to set up along Constitution and Independence Avenues. The lottery system that assigns the spots near the Mall will open up to food trucks in late October.

Food Trucks Spreading into the Brick and Mortar Scene

More food trucks are going brick and mortar. Captain Cookie and the Milk Man, Sweetbites, and Rito Loco are set to join a growing list of over 15 food trucks with brick and mortar locations. A recent Washington Post article compiles a list of food trucks that have already launched restaurants, permanent pop-ups, or kiosks.

The Supreme Cart has reviewed an ice cream sandwich from Captain Cookie and cupcake from Sweetbites. A review of a burrito from Rito Loco is expected in October Term 2014.

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