Food Truck to Expand Campus Dining Options Later into Evening
A New Grab-and-Go Dining Spot Will Also Be Added at the Student Union for Lunch, Dinner
Aug. 16, 2012
The food truck will be parked at one of several locations on campus, depending on the time of day.
UT Dallas will have a new on-campus dining option when its first food truck rolls out the first day of classes.
The curbside menu will feature burger sliders, an assortment of ethnic sandwiches in pocket bread and Asian wraps. Sides will include fries, fresh fruit, chips, cookies, and hummus and pita with fresh veggies. The menu may change, based on diners’ preferences, said Carrie Chutes, manager of auxiliary services.
The food truck will be parked at one of several locations on campus, depending on the time of day, Chutes said. Hours and locations will be posted on the Dining Services website. The truck will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight.
At lunchtime, the truck will be parked in Lot K, behind the Student Services Building. For late-night meals, students can visit the truck in Lot L, across from Residence Hall South, off Rutford Avenue. An alternate location will be in Lot H, near on-campus apartments.
Students may pay for meals at the Food Truck with cash or credit card.
“It’s one of our solutions to feeding our growing campus,” Chutes said. “Students have mentioned wanting late-night dining options after The Pub closes at 11 p.m.”
Taking food closer to residence halls and apartments will help alleviate long lines in the Student Union at regular mealtimes.
“This will be a way for students to grab a quick bite on their way to class,” Chutes said.
Also, a newly expanded quick buy section in the Student Union’s Comet Café will better accommodate lunch and dinner crowds.
The new section, called Outtakes Grab-and-Go, will be in the former Dining Services office, between the Comet Café and the Dining Hall. It will include a salad bar, drink station, assorted cold sandwiches, pre-packaged salads, hot rice bowls, sushi, chips, snacks and fruit.
Outtakes Grab-and-Go hours will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
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