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What's Greener: Lunch from a Food Truck or a Restaurant?

How does the truck's commute factor into their footprint? (Photo by 27ray via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Brick-and-mortar restaurants assert that food trucks are killing their business. Food truck operators will say it's a free market and healthy competition is healthy. However, if you are looking to make the "greener" of the two choices, are you eating lunch at a sit-down restaurant, or from a four-wheeled truck?

Slate's "Ask the Lantern" column tackles this conundrum, and offers their analysis on this "hot" issue.