At the University at Buffalo (as well as in the rest of the country), the food truck frenzy is in full effect. Our two UB-blue food-service vehicles—equipped with everything from steam tables to broilers to large flat-top grills—are serving up lunch fare to hungry Bulls on the North and South campuses, with plans to roll into the Downtown Campus soon.
Big Blue, the original university food-mobile, which measures 30 feet long, fed its first fans at a UB football game back in 2014. Little Blue, just four feet shorter than his brother, joined the team in 2016. “We were looking for a new opportunity to serve our guests in different ways,” says Ray Kohl, marketing manager for Campus Dining & Shops. “Food trucks are exciting and allow us to try some unique items.”
The trucks’ distinctive fare includes an eclectic variety of macaroni-and-cheese options, like pulled pork and chicken caprese, and “Breakfast Tots,” which are tater tots topped with cheese, bacon, an over-easy egg and maple syrup.
But the Blues are not about to rest on their laurels. “Right now the team is working on Mexican-inspired dishes,” says Kohl when asked what’s next on the menu, “as well as a few top-secret additions.”