Starting next month, students at Coastal Carolina University will be testing out a Starbucks on wheels.
Starbucks has selected Coastal Carolina as one of three campuses across the nation where mobile trucks will roll this fall as part of a pilot program.
The truck will offer the same menu of food and drinks that customers can get in a regular Starbucks store and will accept all the same forms of payment including credit cards, as well as university-only funding like dining dollars.
According to a CCU faculty newsletter, the CCU truck is scheduled to be delivered to the campus August 22. There will be 2 weeks of staff training and a test run before it opens for operations the week of September 2.
The newsletter says that the truck's weekday schedule will begin at University Place from 7 to 11 a.m., then Prince Lawn from noon to 4 p.m. and back to University Place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Weekend hours will be different, according to Jeff Stone director of food service operations for the university.
"It's not like an ice cream truck where you run up to the window, get your ice cream, and it moves on," said Stone in the newsletter.
He said the truck will go to one location for several hours at a time, go back to a base location to restock and refill, then move on to another location.
The other mobile trucks will be at Arizona State and James Madison University in Virginia.
Even though Horry County has been debating the food truck issue, Bill Graham, Conway city administrator, says the city has no qualms about the food truck on CCUâ??s Campus. The CCU campus is in the Conway City limits.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.