Food truck fleet expands on campus

Worried about campus lunch crowds? Now you can worry less. In addition to Finley's Curbside Beastro food truck (Stange Road and Osborne Drive intersection), three more al fresco food options will set up in campus locations as early as this week.

ISU piloted the curbside food truck this summer. Cory Harms, associate director of purchasing, said the mobile food options were added to help meet increased demand as Iowa State prepares for another record-breaking enrollment.

Vendors and locations include:

  • Smokin' G's BBQ (Marshalltown), portable food trailer located on the southeast side of Bessey Hall, north of Troxel Hall
  • Battle's BBQ (Ames), food cart located in the Carver Hall courtyard, south of Beardshear Hall
  • Indian Delights (Ames), food cart located west of Marston Hall, near the water tower

Like the Beastro, the new vendors will offer a selection of hot menu items weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are contracted through June 2014, and will operate through the fall as long as the weather permits. Diners can pay with cash, but ISU Dining Dollars and CyCash are not yet accepted. Vendors should have credit card readers up and running soon, if they are not already in use.