Dining-run food trucks create rivalries

As more colleges launch their own food trucks, outside trucks are getting the boot.

Aug. 22—As students head back to campus, dining services at several universities are gearing up to  introduce new food trucks to the masses. Sometimes these introductions are leading to confrontations with outside competition.

Savanna Harvard, a senior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, was a regular customer last spring at Brothers Street Eats, an independent Cajun-style food truck that had permission to park on campus. "It was a nice change from the dining-hall food I usually had," Ms. Harvard says. "I liked the shrimp po'boy and gumbo the best."

Then, in April the university ejected Brothers Street Eats from campus. In its place, the university will debut its own truck called La Lola Loca next month, offering foods like chipotle BBQ pulled pork and chicken tinga with pineapple.