I really enjoyed shooting this story on the Cracked food truck. The guys at the truck were really helpful and gave me great access of the truck and there operation. It was great to be able to get in the truck and see how they actually make the sandwiches from start to finish. I wanted to show how the cracked food truck is a full sensory experience which includes sounds, smells and taste.
CAMPUSTOWN OFFERS MANY OPTIONS FOR DINING, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT OVER ON THE ENGINEERING QUAD.
ON THE CORNER OF SPRINGFIELD AND MATHEWS, YOU CAN HEAR THE SOUNDS OF AL GREEN AND SMELL THE AROMA OF FRESHLY COOKED EGGS AND BACON. FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF… THE CRACKED FOOD TRUCK HAS BEEN SERVING UP FRESH EGG SANDWHICHES… TO STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ALIKE.SEAN BAIRD THE VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS FOR CRACKED SAYS THAT THE COMMUNITY HAS REALLY EMBRACED THEM. “WE KEEP GETTING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE EVERY DAY, A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF RETURNING CUSTOMERS ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE ENGINEERING QUAD HERE AND AT UNI SEEM TO LIKE US AND APPRECIATE US BEING OUT HERE.” CRACKED IS THE MOST POPULAR FOOD TRUCK AROUND BUT NOT THE ONLY ONE BECAUSE OF THE FOOD TRUCK PILOT PROGRAM IN CHAMPAIGN. ROB KOWALSKI, CHAMPAIGN’S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT THINKS THAT THE FOOD TRUCKS ADD A BIT OF FLAIR TO THE COMMUNITY. “THE BEST THING THAT IT OFFERS IS A GRAB-AND-GO EATING OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYEES AND VISITORS IN DOWNTOWN AND CAMPUS TOWN. ESSPECIALLY IN DOWNTOWN.” THE PILOT PROGRAM ENDS AT THE END OF THE YEAR… BUT CRACKED WILL CONTINUE ITS OPERATIONS REGARDLESS. ONE THING THAT IS FOR SURE… IS THAT THE GUYS OF CRACKED WILL CONTINUE TO DELIGHT US WITH DELICIOUS SANWHICHES … AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A GREAT TIME DOING IT. “HERE YOU GO HAVE A NICE DAY.” TO FIND THE LOCATION OF THE CRACEKD FOOD TRUCK, AND FOR MORE INFORMATION, FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER, AND VISIT THERE WEBSITE AT WWW-DOT CRACKED TRUCKS-DOT COM.