Students rush to last night of Rutgers 'grease trucks'

A Rutgers spokesperson says the university's infamous

A Rutgers spokesperson says the university's infamous "grease trucks" have until the end of the day Thursday to move from their traditional location on the East Brunswick campus. (8/14/13)

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Rutgers spokesperson says the university's infamous "grease trucks" have until the end of the day Thursday to move from their traditional location on the East Brunswick campus.

Students rushed to an area known as "Parking Lot 8" Wednesday to get their last fix of sandwiches like the Fat Cat or the Fat Darrell.

The grease trucks have been turning out fat sandwiches for more than 20 years, but have been asked to relocate because of planned construction on the lot.

Ayman Elnagger, owner of RU Hungry, says he will be closing at 7 p.m. Thursday. Until then, business is booming.

"One last hurrah before they scatter across the other campuses, " Rutgers alum Kristin Tangel says. To her, it's about nostolgia. "People always talked about going to the grease trucks, after a night of drinking, after a football game," she says.

Mr. C's owner Mohamed Garaibeh isn't sure what he's going to do, since his truck no longer runs.

In September, crews start work on a $295 million improvement project that includes a new academic building, student apartments, retail space, concession stands and restaurants.

The truck operators hope their loyal customers will follow them to wherever they wind up.
 

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