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