Local Food Trucks Turn on GFTA

By | January 17th, 2011 | 4 Comments

Many have taken notice of Miami’s booming food truck industry as the city’s culinary fleet seems to grow every week. And from the outside looking in, the movable feast has shown conspicuous harmony, with food trucks regularly convening at different spots around Miami like a herd of grazing heifers. But now something seems to have upset the herd. Over the last few days, one food truck after another has announced on Twitter — the industry’s lifeblood — that it has cut ties with the Gourmet Food Truck Association (GFTA), which until very recently billed itself as “a voice for all food trucks in Miami”. I don’t have the details on the mutiny, but I do have a truckload of tweets that suggests the GFTA somehow pissed off just about every mobile kitchen in Miami. Presumably as a result of the mass defection, the association has decided to give up the keys for good:

GFTA Sign-off

Here is a chronological list of #GFTA tweets consisting mainly of Miami’s food trucks kicking the association to the curb one by one. (Talk about road rage.) The last one is not from a food truck, but it serves up a damn funny line nonetheless.


Latin House Grill

CheeseMe Mobile

My Wing Commander

Caza Crepes

Montaco Truck


Chef on 4 Wheels

"So Long, GFTA"

Candid Foodie

If you decide to dip a toe in the #GFTA tweet stream, report back with any news on what the hell happened!

4 Comments on “Local Food Trucks Turn on GFTA”

  1. 1 Tweets that mention Miami Food Trucks Defect from GFTA | Beached Miami -- Topsy.com said at 2:41 am on January 17th, 2011:

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Burger Beast, Beached Miami. Beached Miami said: Local Food Trucks Turn on GFTA http://t.co/v5uvDAt @candidfoodie @BurgerBeast @CheeseMeMobile @SakayaKitchen @misohungryFT Any answers yet? […]

  2. 2 Miami Food Trucks Turn on GFTA | Mobile Food News said at 3:26 pm on January 17th, 2011:

    […] By Jordan Melnick | Beached Miami […]

  3. 3 Smoothing n' Cruising said at 5:38 pm on January 17th, 2011:

    How to join the BTTR group or any other events?
    Really neat idea. I have a smoothie truck , also neat!
    Hoping to hear from anybody,

  4. 4 Jordan Melnick said at 10:16 am on January 19th, 2011:

    So this GFTA drama took a disturbing turn: http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2011/01/miamis_gourmet_food_truck_asso.php

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