FREDRICKSBURG, VA – After a three-day test run last November, the grey and red Wholly Habañero food truck rolled down Campus Walk and parked near Trinkle last Monday, March 11. The truck will return to the same spot every Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. to serve up Mexican food that’s “Qdoba-level quality,” according to junior psychology major Erika Persil.
University of Mary Washington chef Bob Beaudry said his favorite menu item is the taco salad, which includes either pork, chicken or beef in a crispy shell with sides such as lettuce, guacamole, cheese, salsa, sour cream and tomatoes. The menu also features burritos, soft tacos and salad bowls. Chips and salsa are a popular side dish, according to Beaudry.
“You can definitely get a hearty meal here,” said Beaudry.
The food truck, part of UMW dining services, has a full kitchen inside, but the grills are not yet active.
“We prepare the ingredients at Seacobeck and then items are made to order on the truck for each student,” according to Kori Dean, general manager of Eagle Dining.
Students are already showing interest in the truck. Many have braved the cold March wind to stand outside and order lunch, despite the heated, indoor-dining options on campus.
“The burrito combo was really good,” said freshman psychology major Leanne Castellow, who went twice in four days.
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