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Hungry Hound Express Makes Debut

Photo from Lola Offenback.

Hungry Hound Express was first seen on campus during Orientation weekend, when they served poutine. It made its first debut of the semester on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. in the dorm circle, where they sold different types of cheesesteaks. 

The food truck’s schedule will be shared on their Instagram, and students can sign up for text message updates as well. You can register for these texts by texting “MUFoodTruck” to 82257. 

Moravian’s Dining Services decided to incorporate a food truck onto campus “due to student requests, a desire to bring innovation to campus, and to provide something new and exciting to campus,” said Christine Bell, marketing director of Dining. 

The food truck will also improve food options at football games and other athletic events. At games, they will be serving candy bars along with the truck’s current food offerings. 

“Students will be able to use their HoundBucks and Dining Dollars to purchase food for home game concessions,” which is launching this year, Bell said. 

Workers on the truck are keeping cool with air conditioning and plenty of ventilation. The truck has vent hoods over all the grills, and the doors and windows stay open to maintain ventilation. 

With different food being served at every event, Sodexo, Moravian’s food management service, and Dining have guaranteed that each menu will include a minimum of one vegan option. They will also incorporate gluten-free options when possible, according to Bell. 

Like other dining options on campus, students can view the food truck’s menu on the Everyday app. They can also order ahead and pick up their order when it is convenient for them. 

When asked why the options provided on the food truck were not simply added to the B&G menu, Bell said, “We had to keep menus separate because we’ll open and close down the food truck menu on Everyday as needed, while the B&G menu will be open every day for ordering. However, we may occasionally serve options from the B&G menu on the food truck.”

With the HUB renovations just around the corner, the food truck will provide flexibility and mobility to food options for students. This mobility includes sporting events as well as both North and South campuses. 

The cooking oil used on the truck will be recycled, as is done in dining locations, to be eco-conscientious, Bell said. The truck will also stay close to campus to limit emissions. 

The Hungry Hound Express is one of two new dining options added to campus this year to diversify dining options on campus. 

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