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08/22/2012 01:17 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2012

Food Trucks: The Rivalry On College Campuses - WSJ.com

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College students heading back to campus may notice some culinary changes. As food trucks become more popular among the college set, some on-campus dining programs are fighting outside competition by launching their own mobile eateries.

Savanna Harvard, a senior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, was a regular customer last spring at Brothers Street Eats, an independent Cajun-style food truck that had permission to park on campus. "It was a nice change from the dining-hall food I usually had," Ms. Harvard says. "I liked the shrimp po'boy and gumbo the best."

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