Nissan Shows Off Food Truck Concepts at 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
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Nissan Shows Off Food Truck Concepts at 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

2011 Los Angeles Auto Show


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Just the Facts:
  • Nissan is jumping on the food-truck bandwagon at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, rolling out two NV-based concepts that peddle grilled-cheese sandwiches and ice cream.
  • The Nissan NV food truck concepts feature custom fold-out serving windows, work counters and full exterior graphics.
  • The trucks will be used to feed the media during press preview days at the L.A. auto show.

LOS ANGELES — Food trucks, those rolling urban symbols of casual fare, will make an appearance at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, courtesy of Nissan. The Japanese automaker will show off two NV-based trucks that will dispense grilled-cheese sandwiches and ice-cream sandwiches to the media during press preview days.

The Nissan NV food truck concepts feature custom fold-out serving windows, work counters and full exterior graphics. The automaker has teamed up with L.A.'s The Grilled Cheese Truck and the Coolhaus Truck on the concepts.

Food trucks have been polarizing fixtures in big cities such as New York, growing big enough to have their own associations and serving as lunch counters for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

"They stimulate culinary innovation, draw tourists, energize the streets and are an important part of the social fabric of the city," says the Web site of the New York City Food Truck Association.

The police routinely clear them off of street corners in many locales, however.

Food trucks have merited their own show on the Food Network and helped to popularize such ethnic food as Korean barbecue.

Edmunds.com says: There's even something for foodies at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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