Washington State Univ. Spokane adds new on-campus food trucks

The food trucks help provide dining options while the university looks to find new on-campus vendors.

SPOKANE, Wash.—Smoke from Toby’s B-B-Q truck wafted through Spokane’s Riverpoint campus Thursday. The aroma of brisket, chicken, ribs and pork carried into nearby Washington State University buildings to draw out those inside.

“I’m salivating, so I can’t talk right now,” said Bryan Vila, a Washington State University professor. “This is just what I needed to get through the day.”

A different food truck parks on WSU Spokane’s campus each weekday to offer a variety of choices to students and university employees. It’s a solution to bring more on-campus food to a rapidly growing higher-ed community while the university works to find as many as three new food vendors for inside its buildings.