LUBBOCK, TX – Texas Tech’s new food truck could end up dragging a bandwagon.
Tech officially unveiled its StrEat food truck at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday near the Student Union Building. The truck is the first of its kind in the Big 12 Conference.
David Deason, associate managing director for Tech hospitality services, said if all goes well, there could be more trucks in store for the university down the road.
“I think food trucks are here to stay,” Deason said. “They’re not just a craze, they’re not just a fad.”
The StrEat truck will open for Tech students and the general public beginning this fall. It will operate from Memorial Circle on Mondays and Wednesdays and move to the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays, the truck will move to surprise locations, which diners can find out by checking hospitality services’ Facebook and Twitter pages.
Tables and chairs will be available beside the truck in Memorial Circle and at the Health Sciences Center.
The menu includes fish or beef pita tacos and Monte Cristo sandwiches. Other foods will rotate on and off the menu on a monthly basis.
Tech students will be able to use their meal plans at the truck, but visitors to campus will also be able to purchase food with cash or credit.
Enrique Mendez and Mashid Hadi, two students who attended the ribbon cutting, sampled the chicken tacos and said they planned to eat from the truck during the upcoming semester.
“I lot of our students here come from places like Dallas, Austin and San Antonio,” said Alan Cushman, manager of business development in hospitality services. “Our student population is used to eating like this.”
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