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Papaya King's First Food Truck Hits the Streets Next Week

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Photo: Twitter/@PapayaKingTruck

Classic New York hot dog joint Papaya King is launching its first food truck later this month. The bright yellow vehicle will start roaming the streets on June 23, selling those cheap all-beef hot dogs and tropical juices, as well as onion rings, fried pickles, and fried Oreos. The truck will be tweeting out its location daily, and sounds like it'll stick mostly to Midtown. Papaya King still has two brick and mortar locations in NYC (not to be confused with any of the other "Papaya" establishments): the original, 82-year-old Upper East Side spot, and the year-old outpost on St. Marks Place. Owner Wayne Rosenbaum tells the Daily News that the truck is part of an attempt to "have a great location without paying sky-rocket rents," which is, of course, exactly what happened to Papaya King's iconic 6th Avenue competitor, Gray's Papaya.
· Papaya King Launches its First-Ever Food Truck [NYDN]
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