PITTSBURGH, PA – With a roving eatery, Pitt plans to liven students’ taste buds and enrich their resumes this fall.
Sodexo, an international dining services company that operates at Pitt, partnered with Pitt’s business school to launch a new food truck after students expressed interest in the idea at Student Government Board Food Committee meetings. The unnamed truck, which is set to debut by the end of September, will employ about 10 Pitt students — its location, hours and prices are still being finalized.
The truck will offer grilled panini sandwiches, salads and freshly cut potato chips with a variety of house-made seasonings, as well as Pepsi products. There will also be vegetarian and gluten-free options. The signature item, the H2P sandwich, is top secret, according to Abdou Cole, resident district manager of the University’s dining services.
“We want it to be a surprise, but it’ll be a great sandwich,” Cole said. “The students will love it.”
The truck is going to be contractually operated by Sodexo, but according to Cole, “the goal is to make the food truck [mostly] student-run,” except for the driver and cook, who will be Sodexo employees. Sodexo will also supply the food for the truck.
In addition to the core menu, several items will rotate each semester, including student creations.
“We plan to have a design-your-own-sandwich contest,” Cole said. “The [student-voted] winner will earn a place on the menu for the semester.”
The truck will accept Dining Dollars and Panther Funds, as well as cash, credit and debit cards.
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