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There’s nothing sweet about the mobile ice cream wars

Restaurant Rewind: The Soprano crew has nothing over the combatants in the turf wars over who’ll sell kids their summertime treats.

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The jingle tinkling out incessantly from rolling ice cream trucks is as much a sign of summer as anything Mother Nature flashes. But for the treat purveyors themselves, it might as well be a bugle sounding, “Charge!” It’s time for their turf war to resume.

For decades, the treat-shops-on-wheels have clashed over who has dibs to particular routes and stopping points. On this week’s episode of the Restaurant Rewind podcast, we look at what’s behind that long-running feud, and how it might materialize this season. Will the rivalry escalate again to weapons?

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