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Food truck feel pinch of gas, food prices

April 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Serving up south Indian style street food is costing a lot more dough these days for the owner of the Dosa food truck. It's driving her to change the way she does business.

"We're a kitchen on wheels and every place we go we have to drive, so what that means for us is either we're working more locally or we're picking events where we know we're going to have to drive far but we're know we going to hit a big event," said Leena Deneroff.

Soaring gas and food prices are taking a bite out of Dosa truck's bottom line. But Deneroff says passing the cost onto the consumer now is not an option.

"The whole idea is we're supposed to be an affordable street food," she said. "People can get a lunch combo here for $10, they get three items. I can't raise that to $12 or $13."

India Jones Chow truck has a loyal following, but high food and gas prices have put the brakes on how far it will travel.

"We try to keep on the West Side where a lot of people know us and we don't really have to drive that far," said David Hutchon.

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