As the semester gets into full swing and the TigerCards are loaded, there are a variety of food options on campus including The Amsterdam Cafe food truck.
The food trucks on campus aren’t just something students must maneuver around on the Concourse every day; they’re viable options for on-the-go meals. The Amsterdam Cafe food truck,
“I probably spent about half of the money I had on my TigerCard last semester on Amsterdam Cafe’s food truck,” said Taylor Kyser, junior in computer science. “The line at Chik-fil-A is always so long during lunchtime, so, for me, the food trucks are convenient.”
The owner of Amsterdam Cafe, Blake Cleveland, has prided himself on this restaurant since 1998. It wasn’t until last summer, though, that Cleveland purchased the food truck and brought it to Auburn’s campus.
“A lot of the reason we’re so successful is that we make a lot of our food homemade,” Cleveland said. “This food truck has truly exceeded my expectations.”
Amsterdam Cafe was voted one of the “100 things to eat before you die” by The Birmingham News.
The truck offers students their famous turkey wraps and crab cake avocado sandwiches as well as specials that fluctuate depending on the week.
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“Running the food truck has really been a lot of fun, a lot
But the train doesn’t just stop there. Moving forward, Cleveland intends to grow his brand.
“We’re hoping to expand our footprint to bring more dining options to campus, especially a taco truck,” Cleveland said. “The taco specials we serve weekly at our restaurant have received good reviews so we intend to capitalize on that.”
The Amsterdam Cafe food truck is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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