The Poly What?
The Poly Trolley is an innovative food truck that serves a variety of appetizing items to the Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) campus community. It was originally introduced to CPP in the 1980s, serving items like burgers, burritos, and pastries. The truck eventually left the campus for repairs, but due to budget cuts, it did not return. Over 25 years later, the Poly Trolley is back with a new menu, design, and technological innovation!
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The Poly Trolley offers a unique combination of Asian, southwestern, and Pan-American cuisine with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The truck also boasts a full barista station featuring Starbucks’ Signature “We Proudly Serve” program. The Poly Trolley is the first mobile Starbucks Signature operation in the country! Check out the full menu by clicking the MENU button above.
Service time is fast and convenient with an advanced mobile ordering system; during busy times, a cashier walks down the line and electronically submits orders that go straight to the kitchen inside the truck. You never have to wait long!
The design of the Poly Trolley reflects the essence of CPP with silhouettes of the campus’ iconic Arabian horses and the University Union Plaza. And who doesn’t love a little Southern California sun? The radiating rays represent our beautiful SoCal weather and the bright futures of our CPP students. The infusion of green and gold emphasizes Bronco spirit. Go Broncos!
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Award Wininng Poly Trolley!
The Poly Trolley received first place in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) 2014 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards.
The annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Award is a prestigious honor that celebrates and recognizes exemplary campus dining services throughout the country. In college and university culinary arts, the ultimate professional tribute is a NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award.
The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation (CPPF) entered the Poly Trolley under the “Retail Sales–Single Concept” category, which is open to any single, stand-alone unit that is not part of a marketplace concept.
Applicants had to send a comprehensive book filled with detailed descriptions, examples, and photographs of the unit and were required to address a number of topics, including the menu, facility design, merchandising, marketing, nutrition, and sustainability. Poly Trolley personnel and the CPPF marketing department worked on the 60-page project for nearly two months.
CPPF competed against a number of prestigious schools throughout the nation. Following CPPF’s first place position is Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario), Stanford University, and the University of California, San Diego.
CPPF will be honored at the NACUFS national conference held in Baltimore, Maryland in mid-July. All entries will be on display during the event and CPPF will be publicly recognized at the dining awards luncheon.
Congratulations, Poly Trolley!