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Starbucks Drives New Food Trucks onto College Campuses


Starbucks may be coming to a college campus near you this fall. The coffee shop giant is launching food trucks on selected college campuses to make coffee drinking and pastry eating easier on the go. Starbucks said the trucks will have a food and beverage menu "nearly identical" to the one in the stores. Its long-time food service partner, Aramark, will test drive this pilot program at Arizona State, James Madison University and Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. People on campuses are excited about the trucks' arrival, particularly the ones who have to walk a long way to the campus dining halls. Starbucks district manager in Arizona Ike Van Skike said, "[Arizona State] faculty and staff tell me this is great for them because it's an area of the campus that doesn't have a lot of food service." According to Aramark Education, the trucks will follow students' schedule and may stay open late into the night.