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Kiera Jackson orders from The Hungry Cat Food Truck on the end of Park Place on Ohio Universities campus in Athens, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 2022.

Hungry Cat food truck along with other dining options returning to OU’s campus

Correction appended.

After it’s disappearance in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio University’s Hungry Cat food truck is back at the top of Morton Hill. 

Kent Scott, associate director of auxiliary operations, said the university chose not to use the food truck during the pandemic because it is a confined space and would risk its employees. 

This academic year, students can expect to see the food truck at sporting events and at its prime location at the top of Morton Hill.

“The reason that we keep it in Morton is that it's a heavy traffic flow area and we want to be able to service the students. It's really primarily for the students,” Scott said.

The Hungry Cat currently serves entrees ranging from $4.95 to $6.95, which can be paid with Flex points, Bobcat Cash or by credit card. The menu is subject to change throughout the year.

The entrees include nachos, walking tacos, a taco salad and a bean burger wrap. There is also a variety of sides, bottled water and canned Pepsi. 

Frank Pazzanese, executive director of culinary services, is excited to have The Hungry Cat back on campus and said it will be moving around a lot more than in previous years. 

“This year, we have moved around more than we have in the past,“ Pazzanese said. "We're going to be down for four of the football games, which will be on the corner of the Convo across the street from Peden stadium, and we're trying to get some exposure there.”

The Hungry Cat will have a specific tailgate menu at the football games, which includes a brisket sandwich, cheeseburger and a black bean burger. There will also be a variety of sides available as well as bottled water and Pepsi products. 

The prices of those items range from $5.50 to $7.95 for entrees, with a $1 to $4.50 range for sides and $1 beverages.

The Hungry Cat has also been at welcome week activities, Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) and Athens' Juneteenth celebration this past summer. 

During BSO, culinary services informed incoming students of the Ohio Eats app in which students are able to see menus of dining halls as well as other culinary service options. By the Spring Semester, the app will also feature The Hungry Cat including its location, menu options and the ability to mobile order an item for a specific time. 

Correction appended: A previous version of this article had the wrong spelling of Kent Scott. This article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.


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