I know a lot of you vend at UT. Since talking with my friend Derrick Clark, who warned me things might be changing for you at UT, I’ve been trying to get accurate information about the vending situation there. Having conferred with Pam Houston who is the Special Events Manager at UT Health Sciences, here is the deal:
UT is building a food court. They will be renting space to restaurants. Like you see at the mall or at University of Memphis or at many other health care facilities. The timeline is not completely certain but they will probably have the food court completed in late February.
From that point forward, food trucks will no longer be welcome near UT facilities anymore on a regular basis. They may do occasional special events and First Friday events but we will not be allowed to vend lunch near 930 Madison anymore. UT has its own police department and they will run you off. This is no fun but it is understandable, we would be interfering with the revenue of the restaurants and with the royalties they pay UT.