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Food Trucks: Newest Rivalry on Campuses Thu, 08/23/12 8:17 AM (permalink)

I think this article is really interesting. It deals with food trucks on campus and in fact some of the college's are now operating their own food truck.

Colleges of course lease the schools normal food operation to the highest bidder. Then one or two allowed a food truck to come on campus. The food trucks did very well so the college started charging for the  food trucks parking location or a percentage of the gross.Then the vendor that had the contract with the school started complaining about the loss of income caused by the competition from the trucks. So some schools kicked the trucks off campus,while a few of the vendors started building and operating their own food trucks, under their current contract with the college. Geez if the vendors had kept their thumb on the pulse of the students the trucks wouldn't have stood a chance to begin with.

Food Trucks: The Newest Rivalry on College Campuses

Aramark Corp. and Bon Appétit Management Co., two companies that manage food services for universities, say they have seen an increase in demand for college-run food trucks, especially as a way to offer late-night dining options and serve remote areas of campus. Aramark says it will add nine more university-run food trucks this fall, and Bon Appétit says it will add five.
 
http://online.wsj.com/art...&YM_MID=%60mmid%60
 
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