After sending the Poly Trolley off campus for routine maintenance, some major enhancements were recommended to the Dining Services team. Dining Services decided to move forward and implement these upgrades to help the Poly Trolley operate smoother and better than ever. These improvements will take a number of weeks to complete. We expect to debut our new and improved Poly Trolley at Cal Poly Pomona’s Homecoming event on Saturday, February 25! We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you again in the near future.
Just a few words about our Poly Trolley, its food, and history.
Welcome to PolyTrolley.com!
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!
Gruba Dub Dub 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.
Speedy Service 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!
Divine Design 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!
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!
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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.