Baton Rouge, LA: Taco Churro’s Food Truck Expands LSU Dining Options

Photo by Emily Brauner LSU's first on campus food truck, Taco Churro's, opened on Monday August 25, 2014 in front of the Journalism building.

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Photo by Emily Brauner LSU communication studies senior Jacob Larpenteur orders from the first on campus food truck, Taco Churro's, outisde the Journalism building on Monday August 25, 2014.
Photo by Emily Brauner
LSU communication studies senior Jacob Larpenteur orders from the first on campus food truck, Taco Churro’s, outisde the Journalism building on Monday August 25, 2014.

Students were greeted with more than just syllabuses and new professors on the first day of classes on Monday when Taco Churro’s food truck stayed parked near the side of Lockett Hall facing Fieldhouse Drive, giving students more on-campus food options.

Owned by Triple B’s Cajun Corner, a New Orleans-based catering company, the food truck has been a concession staple at University sporting events, and now Taco Churro’s offers Mexican cuisine on campus during the week. Taco Churro’s cashier Becky Duncan said the food truck has a contract with the University and plans to stay open five days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m during the school year. A second food truck is set to open in a few weeks.

Although the food truck will be around all year, Duncan said its location is subject to change.

“Everything is just trial and error today,” Duncan said.

Though Taco Churro’s does not take Paw Points or Tiger Cash, it plans to offer those payment options later this semester.

Photo by Emily Brauner LSU's first on campus food truck, Taco Churro's, opened on Monday August 25, 2014 in front of the Journalism building.
Photo by Emily Brauner
LSU’s first on campus food truck, Taco Churro’s, opened on Monday August 25, 2014 in front of the Journalism building.

The menu ranges from burrito bowls to breakfast options, and ingredients are made fresh everyday, according to Duncan.

Duncan said students were excited to see the new food option on their first day back, saying the truck received plenty of buzz on social media.

Sports administration senior Brandon LaPorte said the food truck will gain traction with students because it is affordable, tasty and quick.

Kaitlyn Loyd, sports administration sophomore, who used to work for Triple B’s Cajun Corner and will work for Taco Churro’s later in the semester, said the food truck brings something different to campus.

She thinks the truck is a more convenient option for students who want quick food and to bypass the Union.