Fork in the Road still operating despite lack of students


USG hosts Sounds of Summer on the Student Green Friday, June 6, 2014. Fork in the road Food truck provided food for the event.

Catherine Wilcher

Fork in the Road, the university food truck, has managed to stay busy this summer even though there are fewer students on campus than during the regular school year.

Despite the reduced number of students and several rainy days, Fork in The Road has managed to keep good business. Their Summit St. Burger and mahi-mahi tacos keep customers coming back for more. Students and staff keep Fork in the Road busy year-round.

“It’s affordable food and it’s good. Since I’m away from home, I feel like this food is like food from home,” pre-nursing major Kenzie Dolhun said.

Fork in the Road makes their food fresh every day. They began running a year ago and remain a hot food spot on campus. The purpose of Fork in the Road was to give students who have classes in further buildings a quick option for food.

“Right now our most popular item is the tacos,” said chef Christian Booher.

The food truck is parked on the business esplanade, right in front of the business building, all summer long.  The weather doesn’t stop anyone from enjoying chicken tacos or pulled pork sandwich, people come out no matter what the weather is like, Booher said.

“My favorite would have to be the pulled pork sandwich and the tacos. I really like them both.” said integrated health studies major, Mariah Marcino. “This summer, I have actually came here a lot. I’m taking a summer class so I am in the library a lot, this is convenient and good.”

During the school year, the food truck travels to different locations, and students can find the location of the truck via twitter. Fork in the Road also accepts meal plan money so it adds a variety for students who live on campus.

“Chef Gaylor started the food truck, he’s the one who is on the side of the truck with the mustache.”  Booher said.

Booher said that Fork in The Road was Chef Gaylor’s baby. Chef John Gaylor passed away, but his food truck idea is still running with his remembrance printed on the side.

Contact Catherine Wilcher at [email protected].