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    Winter is coming, but food trucks are going

    The distinct smell of Shah’s Halal Food on The Quad at Queens College will soon disappear as winter approaches. During the winter, a few trucks will not appear on campus. However, they will return in the spring. “I’m definitely going to miss the quality food from Shah’s Halal cart,” Joseph Vincent Palermo, a freshman, said. The Dining Services, in response to season, opened a Shah’s Halal Food cart at the Midway Court in the Dining Hall. It is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. as well as Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, Wafels & Dingles may stay a little longer. Carlin Gilchrist, an employee,…

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    New Halal cart provides options for Queens College students

    Shah’s Halal Food is more accessible and successful than ever as one of its food trucks is now on The Quad. The carts operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the weekdays. This high customer satisfaction is good news for Brahim Samer, an employee of the firm. Samer worked with the company for three years and is one of three employees working the cart on campus. “There has definitely been an upturn in customer sales now that we’re on campus,” Samer said. There is a monthly licensing agreement between QC and Shah’s Halal Food where rent is paid to QC in return for a space on campus. Another halal cart near QC,…

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    Queens College’s Kitchen Truck off to a fiery start

    The idea of grabbing something “on the go” has been an ongoing trend in the food industry. College students are obvious targets for this market. Rushing between classes, work and extra-curricular activities, students don’t have time to wait in the cafeteria or go off campus to find food. Taking this into consideration, The Kitchen Truck has brought this concept right into the heart of Queens College. The Kitchen Truck was on the drawing board at Chartwells for years after trucks like Wafels & Dinges started to make appearances. Chartwells is the food service management company that provides dining services to QC and college campuses nationwide. “We wanted to provide the students with another, more convenient…