Food trucks soon could be part of WSU Innovation Campus

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WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State University’s new Innovation Campus will include one feature that will probably appeal to students and employees alike:  A food truck plaza.

The university said in a news release Wednesday the plaza, which will be on the edge of the new Innovation Campus development, is expected to be complete and open in June.

The plaza will will include four vendor stalls that will allow food trucks to easily pull in and set up daily, similar to the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park in downtown Wichita. The plaza will also include new lighting, sidewalks and a seating area that will eventually be adjacent to a pond on the Innovation Campus.

“Food trucks and college students are a winning combination,” said Jodi Buchanan, owner of B.S. Sandwich Press and organizer for ICT Food Trucks. “The food truck owners are highly anticipating this. We’ve been trying to get onto campus for a long time, and we’re excited that the university is making it happen.”

The Food Truck Plaza will be located at the intersection of Wheatshocker Drive and Perimeter Road across the street from the National Institute for Aviation Research.

The list of trucks that could visit campus include Brickhouse BBQ, Brown Box Bakery, B.S. Sandwich Press, Charlie’s Pizza Taco, the Flying Stove, Funky Monkey Munchies, Garden of Eatin’, Kind Kravings, Let’m Eat Brats, Lil’Bit Gourmet Burgers, Noble House Hawaiian Plate and Mr. Natural Soul Kitchen.

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