The food court in the K-State Student Union closed Friday to make space for changes brought about by phase two of the Union renovation. In the temporary absence of the food court, which was home to many dining options, Bosco Student Plaza will house a variety of food trucks.

According to Bill Smriga, executive director of the Union, a team from the Union advertised openings on campus for food trucks and visiting food festivals over the summer to attract applications to serve at K-State during the Union’s renovation period. Seven food trucks were chosen after the applications were reviewed. Smriga said each food truck is paying a “small commission” to serve its food on campus. 

“This is a downtime for food trucks, being wintertime, so we’re giving them the opportunity to be in business and make a little bit of money, and the benefit to the university is that we can still offer more than we would otherwise when the food court’s shut down,” Smriga said. “We hope that it’s going to be a win-win for everybody.”

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