Illinois food allergy training regulations to take effect Jan. 1

On Friday, the state of Illinois officially added food allergy training requirements to the state's food handling regulations, according to a news release from the Colorado-based training company, MenuTrinfo, whose leadership has been closely watching the progress of the legislation....

Little Caesars adding new Love Kitchen to fleet

Little Caesars Pizza will roll out a new Love Kitchen at 11 a.m. on Nov.

Boston catering concierge secures $300K VC Investment

The funding will help Phoodeez, a corporate catering concierge that works with more than 40 local restaurants and food trucks, reach more customers.

Food truck revenue expected to increase by 76% in next five years

The food truck segment began picking up steam around 2008, with many concepts abandoning more expensive brick-and-mortar bills during the Great Recession. According to the National League of Cities, there are no signs of this marketing slowing down – food...

Food Network brings back Great Food Truck Race

The Great Food Truck Race is back on the Food Network for a fifth season, with a new cast of food truck hopefuls on a road trip from Southern California to Key West, Fla. The seven-episode series, hosted by Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence, premieres Aug.

zpizza hits the road to spread brand awareness

zpizza has announced the launch of its first-ever nationwide Red Table Pop-Up City Tour. As part of the tour, a signature oversized red table will travel to nine cities where the company will host dinners and free pizza sampling days....

Giordano’s expands food truck service to weddings

The Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza food truck is now serving weddings. According to an email sent from the company, the truck can serve more than 400 pizzas per outing and is adding Chicago weddings to its summer roster. "A true Chicagoan would know that Giordano’s would be a major hit.

Domino's truck wrap campaign wins advertising award

Mint Advertising recently received a Silver Addy Award from The Philadelphia Advertising Club for an integrated promotional campaign for Domino's Pizza. The award was earned in the Integrated Campaign, Consumer, Single Category for "Domino's Truck Wrap Phoenix Launch and Banner...

Veterans 4 Vending offers 10 percent startup discount to veterans

Carts Blanche LLC announced that it is offering U.S. military veterans a 10-percent discount on the purchase of VendaCarts Trailers through February 2014, as part of the Veterans 4 Vending turnkey automated business model. VendaCarts mobile automated stores expand the...

Mellow Mushroom steps up customer experience with surprise wedding appearance

Mellow Mushroom sent its Bake Bus to Stephen and Heidi Smith's wedding in Charlotte, N.C., where it served guests pizza and recreated the ambiance of the Mellow where the couple shared their first date, in Savannah, Ga. Heidi submitted her...

New food truck rental website launched has been launched, with an objective of connecting food truck owners and renters worldwide. The site allows food truck owners to list their vehicles for rent, long or short term, or for sale. Renters and buyers can search all...

Study: Food truck business poaching QSR visits in some markets

Since food trucks began appearing on city street corners, their perceivable threat to brick-and-mortar restaurant has been debated. Now, a recent survey conducted by The NPD Group, a global information company, finds that consumers do replace a quick-service restaurant visit...

New Lavu iPad POS created for food truck segment

Lavu Inc. has introduced an iPad point-of-sale system with features and solutions specifically designed to meet the mobile foodservice business, including food trucks. These features include inventory tracking, mobile payment processing and line busting. "Food trucks and other mobile food...

Giordano's food truck rolls out in Chicago

Giordano's food truck rolls out in Chicago

Giordano's Famous Stuffed Pizza announced that it is the first restaurant to receive a license from the City of Chicago to cook and sell deep dish pizza from a food truck. "At Giordano's, we're always looking for new ways to...

NYC pizza food truck recognized for sustainability features

Neapolitan Express, a New York City-based pizza food truck, has been recognized by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for its green features. According to Crain's New York, the truck uses natural gas and electricity for power. It partnered with Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which is directed by T.

Streetza named Milwaukee's best street food

For the sixth straight year, readers of (Wisc.) have voted for the city's best street food and Streetza Pizza has emerged as the favorite. This is the third year in a row the pizza food truck has topped the...

Annie's launches rising crust organic line of pizzas

Annie's has launched its new family-sized rising crust frozen pizza made with organic ingredients. The line is available in three flavors, including Uncured Pepperoni, Four Cheese and BBQ Recipe Chicken. "More and more, parents want convenient comfort foods made with...

Pi Pizzeria retires food truck to focus on traditional business

St. Louis-based Pi Pizzeria will shut down its food truck business – Pi on the Spot – July 31 to focus solely on its traditional brick-and-mortar business. According to Riverfront Times, the company, which has five traditional locations in St.

Revel Systems unveils integrated POS for food trucks

Revel Systems, a provider of iPad point-of-sale (POS) solutions has announced the release of an iPad-based restaurant POS system specially designed for food trucks, complete with Twitter integration. Integration with Twitter, which is embedded into the main console, enables users...

Aspiring food truck operators to battle during Food Network show

Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race is returning for its third season Aug. 19, with host Tyler Florence. This year's season will feature a new twist – the race is no longer a competition between current food truck operators as in prior seasons.

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