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What’s New About strEATS?

Follow MU strEATS on Twitter to keep up to date with the availability and location of the strEATS food truck!

As we discussed the other day, a successful food truck is founded on the quality of food and the speed of service. As we approach the new school year, strEATS prepares to do both with it’s new authentic Spanish menu. It is fresh, delicious and mobile. Everything you need in a food truck!

StrEATS offers students a unique opportunity to walk-up, order and go with their freshly made food in a matter of minutes. This makes strEATS the perfect dining option for those who don’t have much time between classes to head to a dining hall or those who simply want to eat high-end, quality food quickly. Now, those who just want an authentic Spanish dining experience can seek out strEATS for totally unique food options.

Here's a glimpse at a vegetarian bocadillo.

Here’s a glimpse at a vegetarian bocadillo.

The focus of the new strEATS menu is freshly made bocadillos and patatas bravas, which are both authentic Spanish foods. Additionally, the food truck will offer customers with a new option to make it “strEATS-style” with the new “strEATS-spice”.  All in all, it makes for quite a delicious new menu.

A bocadillo is a sort of sub sandwich, with meat and cheese, that is traditionally served on a 6 to 8-inch long baguette. Bocadillos traditionally don’t come with lettuce, mayonnaise or other toppings such as that. StrEATS will stick with that custom to remain authentic, but also to ensure quick service. The bocadillos will be made with high-quality, fresh ingredients and be highly mobile. We want these delicious, hot sandwiches (yes, that means glorious melted cheese) to be easily handled by students who are on the move.

StrEATS will serve two or three different types of bocadillos at a time. This is, again, to ensure timely service. For example, one of the primary bocadillos for students to choose from is a prosciutto, deli ham and manchego cheese bocadillo with cherry pepper relish. Among the options that will cycle through the strEATS service, there are a couple vegetarian/vegan options for students to choose from.

The other exciting addition to the strEATS menu is the addition of the new patatas bravas side dish. Patatas bravas are similar to home fries. They are cubed potatoes served with aioli sauce and the new strEATS-spice, giving them a little kick. They taste great and are certainly worthy of adding to your strEATS experience.

Patatas bravas with strEATS sauce.

Patatas bravas with strEATS sauce.

So, without a doubt, everyone needs to keep their eyes peeled for the strEATs truck. Or even better, follow @MUstreats on Twitter to keep tabs on the location and time of where the food truck will be. You don’t want to miss the new bocadillos and patatas bravos!

What is strEATS?

Follow MU strEATS on Twitter to keep up to date with the availability and location of the strEATS food truck!

Guess what’s coming back!?

Miami University’s official food truck ‘strEATS’!

The mobile dining destination returns to Miami’s campus this fall, offering students a truly “on-the-go” option. Students who have been fortunate enough to experience strEATS before, have a sense of what the food truck is all about, but for those who are just getting on campus, it’s time to get acquainted. 

Mobile dining from a vehicle isn’t a foreign concept, having roots that date back to specially modified chuck wagons that people served food out of back in the 1860s. However, the modern food truck craze didn’t really take hold until 2008 when trucks began serving gourmet food with social media playing a key role in the process. Over the following years, the food truck gained more popularity with more and more people diving into the unique dining concept with college campuses shortly following suit.

The idea of a food truck is simple. Offer convenient, high-quality food to those who want to grab something quickly, using Twitter to inform customers of the truck’s changing location. People are busy and have places to be. A food truck helps customers get a high-quality, delicious meal without having to dine-in and the convenience of the food truck allows that meal to be offered at different locations around the city, town or – in our case – campus.

And… that’s where strEATS comes in.

StrEATS first hit the road in March 2012, based on the food trucks found in big cities across the country and other college campuses. Since it’s appearance, students have loved to stop by the red and white food truck and pick up a quick bite to eat, whether heading to class, a study session or just meeting up with friends.

Now, in order to know when strEATS is out and about and where the truck is located, you will want to follow MU strEATS on Twitter. There, tweets will be sent out whenever the truck is on campus, serving the students and staff that need a quick meal. On Twitter, followers will be updated with the hours and where you can find the truck. Then, look for the truck at the tweeted location, place an order and enjoy! StrEATS accepts student meal plans, credit cards and debit cards, which helps simplify the ordering process for students and gets them on their way quickly.

StrEATS will be available across campus this fall in a variety of locations. That said, we would love to hear some suggestions from you. Be sure to keep an eye out for the strEATs truck on your way to and from class, but also monitor MU strEATS on Twitter to make sure you always know when the food truck is out!