Food trucks successful despite lack of advertising

by | Oct 14, 2016 | News

Kasandra DaSilva

News Reporter

Students now have a new option for grabbing a quick lunch on campus as Humber Food services are now bringing independent food trucks to North and Lakeshore campuses.

Humber has many dining options throughout both campuses, but students always want to try something new, which is why food trucks are making almost weekly visits to campus, said Ashlee Collins, general manager of Chartwells at Humber.

After the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism brought the food truck festival to Humber earlier this semester, and Chartwells successfully brought two food trucks to frosh, which suggests food trucks should continue to make appearances.

“We want to help improve the student campus experience and engage with them through other means outside of the cafeteria’s and outlets,” said Collins.

Humber student Joey Quintanilha likes how Humber is bringing more dining options to the school, saying he’s bored of the routine cafeteria food.

“Anything is better than eating Pizza Pizza almost every day,” Quintanilha said.

The Beavertails food truck visited North Campus Sept. 28 serving up sweet Canadian delicacies that attracted many, but students wish there was more advertising for the truck’s visit.

“I had no idea about this truck until my professor told us about it,” said fourth-year University of Guelph-Humber media studies student Brittaney Miller.

There was still a good turnout despite the lack of advertising, as students were excited to get to try something new.

“It is a nice change. It is nice to be able to eat something different than eating from the same place each day,” Miller said.

Humber students will be able to explore their taste buds more often now as more food trucks are planning to visit both Humber campuses.

“We do have a plan to regularly book food trucks going forward,” Collins said.