Rutgers Grease Trucks – Home of the Fat Sandwiches

Rutgers Grease Truck - Fat Sandwich

The Rutgers Grease Trucks are a group of truck-based food vendors located on College Avenue of the main campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. They are famous for serving the delicious “Fat Sandwiches”, a sub containing an ensemble of ingredients such as burgers, cheese, chicken fingers, French fries, mozzarella sticks, gyro meat, bacon, etc.  Please see below for a menu of Rutgers Fat Sandwiches.

History
Starting in the early 1980s, food trucks licensed by the city of New Brunswick parked along College Avenue, most clustered near Voorhees Mall, where there is a high concentration of classroom buildings on the campus. A few were as far north as Brower Commons, about a quarter mile away (thus competing with eateries in the student center and dining hall). Students and visitors alike could obtain a quick, hot, inexpensive meal during events and between classes. The trucks became known as “the Grease Trucks” due to the popularity of fried foods served.

Since fresh food was prepared on the trucks, they required power for refrigeration, and therefore either idled or ran gasoline generators. In the early 1990s, in an effort to reduce the noise, pollution, and visual obstructions along College Avenue, as the trucks obstructed the view of Voorhees Mall, the trucks were prohibited from parking along College Avenue.  Instead Rutgers provided a corner of a faculty parking lot (#8) to the vendors. The vendors were put under contract with the university, which provided the trucks with space and electricity. Some trucks were open during the day, and others in the evening, with a couple of hours of overlap around dinner time. The trucks would rotate positions within the lot monthly, so that no one vendor would receive a competitive advantage based on location.

The Fat Sandwich Challenge – The Rules
Each Fat sandwiches is packed with close to 2,000 calories, and the challenge is you must eat 6 in 45 minutes and you get the right to invent and name your own fat sandwich.

The Fat Sandwich Menu and Ingredients

Fat Cat
double cheeseburger with French Fries. mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Darrel
chicken finger with 2 mozzarella sticks,French Fries.lettuce, tomatoes and marinara

Fat Mojo
chicken finger with two mozzarella sticks,French Fries.honey mustard, lettuce and tomato

Fat Soprano
chicken fingers, bacon, white sauce, hot sauce and French Fries.

Fat Koko
cheesesteak with two mozzarella sticks French Fries.marinara, lettuce and tomato

Fat Vavavoom
cheesesteak with two mozzarella sticks French Fries. bacon, marinara, lettuce and tomato

Fat Bitch
cheesesteak with finger, mozzarella sticks French Fries. mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Night
cheesesteak with finger, mozzarella sticks French Fries. marinara, lettuce and tomato

Fat Mimi 69
cheesesteak, with finger, mozzarella sticks French Fries. lettuce, tomato and honey mustard

Fat Elbow
cheesesteak with two mozzarella stick, onion rings, French Fries,  BBQ, lettuce and tomato

Fat Doboy
cheesesteak with finger, mozzarella stick, bacon, mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Sam
cheesesteak with grilled chicken, French Fries,mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Mom
cheesesteak with bacon, and egg, French Fries,mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Romano
Cheesesteak with pork roll, egg, French Fries,mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Blunt
cheesesteak with pork roll, egg, mozzarella stick, French Fries,mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Drunk
cheesesteak with grilled chicken, two mozzarella stick, French Fries,mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Elvis
gyros meat with two mozzarella sticks, French Fries,white sauce, lettuce and tomato

Fat Bastard
chicken finger, gyros meat with two mozzarella sticks, French Fries,white sauce, lettuce and tomato

Fat Phillipino
cheesesteak with finger, mozzarella sticks, gyros meat, French Fries,white sauce, lettuce and tomato

Fat Dad
cheesesteak, with gyros meat, French Fries,white sauce, lettuce and tomato

Fat Moon
chicken finger with bacon, egg, French Fries,white sauce lettuce and tomato

Veggie Cat
double veggie burgers with cheese, French Fries,mayo, ketchup, lettuce and tomato

Fat Mouse
chicken finger with two mozzarella stick, 2 poppers, French Fries,mayo ketchup and tomato

Fat R.U. Grill

double cheese burger with mozz, sticks, finger, bacon, egg, French Fries,mayo ketchup, lettuce, tomato

Fat Sheriff
cheesesteak with chicken fingers, mozz, sticks, French Fries,pork roll, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, ketchup

Fat Crack Head
grilled chicken and cheese with mozz, sticks, bacon, egg, French Fries,lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mayo

Fat Veggie Indian
falafel with mozzarella sticks, French Fries,white sauce, lettuce, tomato

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