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Best Food Trucks In Chicago

There are no reservations required at five of the best food trucks in Chicago.

06/11/2014

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City To Host Food Truck Rally On Friday

Mary Slowik, program director for the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, said it will be a first-of-its-kind party.

10/07/2013

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Best Food Trucks At The Taste of Chicago

The city may have an affinity to food trucks occasionally, but alas they have been officially allowed into the Taste of Chicago this year. On one condition. They will be available at night during the nightly concerts only. Food trucks will be parked on the easternmost concrete path (parallel to Lake Shore Drive) with up to seven trucks selling entrees and desserts. Trucks will begin selling their yummy goods one hour before the evening concerts (4:30 p.m. for the Friday/Saturday concert prior to the 5:30 p.m. start and at 3 p.m. on Sunday prior to the 4 p.m. concert.) So let’s take a gander at some of this year’s food trucks.

07/11/2013

People entering the main gate for the first day of the Taste of Chicago (Credit: Steve Miller)

Taste Of Chicago Kicks Off In Grant Park

The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago got off to a hot and muggy start on Wednesday, but city officials were hoping some new attractions would help the summer festival become profitable again.

07/10/2013

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Best Food Trucks In Chicago

Get in line at one of these food trucks and your endorphins will thank you.

06/19/2013

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Taste Of Chicago To Include City’s Food Trucks

The Taste Of Chicago is rolling in a new offering this summer.

04/12/2013

The Felony Franks food truck, set to open in LA March 1. (Credit: Mary Andrews)

Felony Franks Owner Licenses LA Food Truck

Felony Franks, the now-closed West Side hotdog stand that hired only ex-offenders, is now going Hollywood.

02/18/2013

Schnitzel King owner Greg Burke says he put his entire life savings into starting his food truck business, but the new city rules governing food trucks make it too difficult to operate, and unfairly protect brick-and-mortar restaurants from competition. (Credit: CBS)

Food Truck Owners Seek To Overturn City’s Parking Restrictions

Food truck owners have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the city’s restrictions on where they are allowed to operate in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

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2 Food Truck Owners Filing Lawuit To Overturn City Ordinance

An attorney for two local food truck owners said they plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, arguing a new food truck ordinance unfairly restricts where they may operate.

WBBM Newsradio–11/13/2012

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Food Delivery Drivers Robbed On SW Side

Police are warning delivery drivers of an increase in robberies on the Southwest Side.

10/08/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Wants To Make Food Truck Access Easier

Mayor Emanuel wants to make it easier for food trucks to park in popular locations around the city.

10/04/2012

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Evanston Food Truck Owner Sues Over Restrictions

The Chicago City Council recently passed an ordinance allowing food truck vendors to expand their operations, and now, the owners of a mobile food operation are hoping to see a similar change in Evanston.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

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Aldermen OK Allowing Food Trucks To Cook On Board

The Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly approved an ordinance that expands the operations of food trucks on city streets.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

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City Council Panel OKs Food Truck Plan

A City Council panel has signed off on a plan that would legalize food trucks that cook their food on board, over the complaints from both food truck owners and traditional restaurants.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Food Truck Plan Smells Good To Me

Here’s something we rarely get to say in Chicago: there’s a great day on its way to the City Council.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

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Let Chefs Roll On Food Trucks, Mayor Says

The city has long prohibited mobile restaurateurs from preparing food in trucks, requiring fare to be made in commercial kitchens.

06/25/2012

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Food Trucks Roll Into Chicago

Here in Chicago (still building its mobile-food reputation), Food Truck Tuesdays, organized by Chicago-based Mobile Cuisine magazine, are a way to get a selection of trucks in one place.

07/13/2011

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4 New Food Trucks Rolling Into Chicago

The weather has been wintry and miserable this week, but temperate days are right around the corner, and some new food trucks will be rolling through the city should you feel moved to have lunch outside.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

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Businesses Target ‘Guerrilla’ Food Trucks

Downtown businesses are struggling with “guerrilla marketers” and food trucks that set up shop in no-parking zones and sell pre-packaged goods.

01/11/2011