The results for our college food truck contest for 2017 are in. So we want to send out congratulations to baby Berk, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Food Truck for winning Mobile Cuisine’s 2017 College Food Truck of the Year! After counting over 14,000 total votes submitted in the poll baby Berk is our winner.
baby Berk: University of Massachusetts – Amherst Food Truck
The popular food truck, which made its debut September of 2011, won its first award (gold medalist in the “retail sale-single concept” category for large schools) in 2012. Named after the campus’s award-winning Berkshire Dining Commons, Baby Berk features signature burgers and tacos and operates seven days a week from 7 a.m. until the early morning hours.
During its first two semesters, more than 50,000 customers flocked to Baby Berk at all hours of the day and night. However, according to director of retail dining services David Eichstaedt, the busiest hours have been between midnight and 4am on weekends.
“During peak times at major events, we averaged about 160 customers an hour, which is truly amazing when you consider that we are doing this out of a 18-foot-by-8-foot kitchen,” said Eichstaedt.
Eichstaedt, who designed the truck after realizing that the demand for good, local food knows no regular hours and that the operation could provide convenience at the same time it boosted revenues, adds that Baby Berk has served tens of thousands of pounds of Northeast Family Farms all-natural beef in the form of its popular Gourmet Burger.
Due to the popularity of the food truck, UMass has opened up a third food truck. The next time you are in their area, come see why they are have become so popular. Congratulations to the baby Berk Food Truck and their enthusiastic voters/diners!
Rounding out our top five 2017 College Food Truck List:
2. Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, OK @OSUDining
3. University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA @uiowa
4. Michigan State University – Lansing, MI @EatatState
5. Tulane University – New Orleans, LA @TulaneDining
We would like to thank all of the competitors as well as to all of our readers who voted for their choice in our 2017 College Food Truck Of The Year.
Follow this link to find all of the previous Mobile Cuisine Food Truck Contest winners.
PLEASE NOTE: The final results of this poll came after hours of vote auditing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.