Introducing... The Poly Trolley 2! The Poly Trolley is back, better than ever, and ready to serve the Cal Poly Pomona campus community! This elevated version of the original Poly Trolley is an innovative food truck that serves a variety of appetizing items with a fusion twist. With a history that dates back to the 1980s, the Poly Trolley has come and gone over the years, but this time it is here to stay!
Be sure to be on the lookout for a grand opening with a new menu, design and fresh concept. We cannot wait to serve you!
The Original 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).
When you support the services that are owned and operated by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, you help students obtain on-campus jobs, and help fund scholarships, campus programs and educational grants. Foundation enterprises include Dining Services, the Bronco Bookstore, the University Village and Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel. As the largest employer of students on campus, the Foundation offers valuable work experience and hands-on training to approximately 1,500 Cal Poly Pomona students each year. The Foundation offers positions in various fields; whether it is in the area of technology, science, retail, culinary arts, hospitality1500 management, leadership or research grants, these student employees participate in Cal Poly Pomona's learn-by-doing philosophy and acquire practical skills in their designated field of study. The Foundation also contributes operating support to nearly 1,100 Foundation and scholarship programs every year, including Bronco Athletics and the Norman J. Priest Scholarship. In addition, the Foundation administers grants and contracts, contributes to campus security, and supports several university publications. The Foundation contributes over $1 million annually to Cal Poly Pomona. Because of your support, the Foundation is able to provide these beneficial services every year. Thank you for making your purchases on campus and contributing to the success of Cal Poly Pomona students and the university community.