Food Truck Frenzy Offers Fresh, Fun Lunches for Elon University Students

Students enjoy food in front of Chirba Chirba Dumpling at Elon University’s Food Truck Frenzy. Photo by Lily Hamilton.

“Eat food, have fun,” as Elon University sophomore Jasmine Hager put it so eloquently, is a great way to sum up Elon’s Food Truck Frenzy.

Elon’s Student Union Board (SUB) and Elon Dining Services sponsored the event, which served up a variety of dishes from nine different food trucks today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Koury Center/Center for the Arts parking lot.

“There’s more this year than last year,” Elon junior Teresa Kuhns said of the trucks as the event opened. “This whole area will be packed soon.”

Many people at the event were veteran food truck patrons who had visited the trucks in the fall and last spring.

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Dusty Donuts at Food Truck Frenzy. Photo by Lily Hamilton.

Charlotte Smith, coach of the Elon women’s basketball team, said this was her third time eating at Food Truck Frenzy. “I always enjoy the donuts,” she said. “That’s my favorite.”

SUB and Elon Dining Services first brought in the food trucks last spring, in the hopes of increasing the variety of food on campus. The nine food trucks serving up grub included Captain Ponchos, Chirba Chirba Dumplings, Soomsoom Pita Pockets, Baconessence, Bam Pow Chow, Parlez-Vous Crepes, Dusty Donuts and Jam Ice Cream.

Three trucks,  Baconessence, Bam Pow Chow and Parlez-Vous Crepes, are new to the Food Truck Frenzy roster. First-year Colton Cadarette, SUB’s creative distribution and marketing chair, said the new options were offered “just to increase variety and attract people who wouldn’t come otherwise.”

Baconessence at Food Truck Frenzy. Photo by Lily Hamilton.

Jasmine Hager is a fan of the new trucks.“I went to Baconessence and got the bacon melt and it’s delicious,” she said.

Madeline Terry, an Elon junior, is appreciative of the variety Food Truck Frenzy offers the campus. “I like that it’s another option that’s on campus, but not the on-campus dining,” Terry said.



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