The student-led Munchiez food truck is open to staff and students during select days and times throughout the week. It is operated by the OL-317 Small Business Management course along with the OL-420 Management Application course.
Departments within OL-317 include marketing, operations, human resources, finance, and research and development. As the course flyer indicates, “OL-317 translates business concepts into real-world experiences through running the Munchiez food truck.”
“I really, really love working on the marketing team. I do…a lot of the Canva design aspect of it, which is…fun, and it’s a nice, creative outlet,” said marketing team member Rachel VanRyswood (‘23). “I like that it definitely gives us real-life experiences. Like, you learn things in business classes and don’t get to apply them, but now we’re actually applying them which is really cool.”
Other students taking the class, such as marketing team member Skye Fauvel (‘24), agree. “I like it because it’s things that I personally like doing, because marketing is also…[building] your own personal brand,” said Fauvel.
The organization has partnered with other campus organizations, such as Brewed Awakening, where customers were provided with an extended selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
“We partnered with Brewed Awakening and we sold their cupcakes,” said VanRyswood. “They were amazing.”
Munchiez will also be providing vouchers to people who attend the Public Safety defense class. The vouchers can be used at Brewed Awakening or Munchiez. The food truck will be open during campus affairs such as Accepted Students Day, the CAPE Color Run, and various sporting events, as well.
In addition to these events, there will often be activities during operational hours, such as a dartboard, corn hole, and a spinning wheel for a chance to win free food.
According to marketing team member Megan Stiasny (‘22), Munchiez’s most popular items are their mac and cheese bites and mozzarella sticks. “I tried mac [and cheese] bites for the first time and they were really good,” said Stiasny. Seasoned fries have been added to the menu as well as churros. Payment options include credit/debit card or cash.
“A lot of people just go to the dining center or just avoid the truck whatsoever, but I think if more people knew about it…they’d feel comfortable coming,” said Stiasny.
Additional information can be found on the Munchiez Instagram page @munchiezatsnhu. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.