The latest foodie craze is pulling into North­eastern: our new food truck will be making its debut on campus, serving up lunch and late-​​night eats starting later in the fall semester. The new 30-​​foot-​​long truck is equipped with a full kitchen and a menu chosen by stu­dents that will include every­thing from Thai basil rice bowls to grilled mac and cheese sand­wiches.

This newest addi­tion to the campus dining scene needs a name. A con­test is under way for stu­dents to name the truck, with the entrant who offers the most cre­ative selec­tion win­ning a party catered by the new food truck. For the next two weeks, stu­dents can submit their best sug­ges­tions. Email entries should be sent to namethetruck@​neu.​edu and include the food truck name sug­ges­tion, stu­dent name, tele­phone number and Husky email address. Entries can also be sub­mitted via Twitter to @NUDining. Twitter con­tes­tants will be con­tacted directly for per­sonal infor­ma­tion.

“The goal for the mobile truck is to pro­vide addi­tional ser­vice for those who do not have time to travel to dining halls or other food venues on campus,” said Tim­othy Cooney, the res­i­dent dis­trict man­ager for Chartwells, the com­pany that oper­ates dining ser­vices at North­eastern. “It is a great addi­tion to campus that allows Dining Ser­vices to pro­vide unique foods in a mobile venue with great ver­sa­tility.”

The menu con­sists of items stu­dents selected as their favorites during last spring’s “Edu­cate Your Palate” event at Inter­na­tional Vil­lage, which was planned in antic­i­pa­tion of the new vehicle coming to campus this fall. Stu­dents can use their Husky Dol­lars, Dining Dol­lars, credit or debit cards to pur­chase food from the truck. Infor­ma­tion about the truck and menu will be avail­able online at nudining​.com.

Food Net­work has it’s own Great Food Truck Race underway, but now the stu­dents on the streets of North­eastern can join the race to name our campus’s very own food truck. Let the name game begin!