Chicago Mayor To Announce Food Truck Rules

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce a food truck ordinance today developed with input from restaurant owners, food-truck operators and aldermen, according to CBS Chicago. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: The food truck phenomenon is still in its infancy. One factor in the growth of these trucks is their ability to use social media to alert customers where they are and what specials they are offering. And what nutritional values they are offering for the increasingly nutrition conscious public.

The convenience foodservice market is changing faster every day. Vending and refreshment service operators have to know how the market is changing if they want to stay relevant to today’s technology savvy consumers.

Another news item in today’s VendingMarketWatch reports that a South African beverage company has developed a Twitter activated vending machine. 06-27-12 By Elliot Maras