Submitted by Francesca Carney, Marketing Manager
Even busy students can tire of the same old, same old when it comes to eating on the go. Food trucks promise novelty, but the traditional heat-and-serve ones rarely live up to the quality to which Bon Appétit guests are accustomed. However, food trucks operated by Bon Appétit offer the perfect solution.
Following in the tire treads of University of the Pacific in California, Bon Appétit at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, rolled out an e.a.t. truck in February. The “easy artisan takeout” proved as popular as expected for the busy students, offering not just extra variety but payment flexibility as well — it accepts SCAD Cash, Dining Dollars, meal plans, cash, and credit cards.
The truck debuted with a slider menu designed by Retail Chef Jackie Lovecchio, featuring pork from Savannah River Farms, chicken from Springer Mountain Farms, and produce from Gruber Family Farm — all local gems. The truck is currently stationed near the university’s largest dining facility, The Hive.
A planned second truck will open with a taco menu also including its fair share of ingredients from Farm to Fork vendors. The goal is to have the two trucks alternate between four different stops on campus, with trackable locations via Twitter and Facebook. The SCAD team is delighted to bring these made-to-order, fresh meals directly to students.