Hungry Hawk accommodates students’ busy schedules

With many Cosumnes River College students having busy schedules, it’s important that they are aware of the on-campus options to quench their thirst and feed their hunger. One of those options is the Hungry Hawk.

The Hungry Hawk is the CRC food truck that’s located between the campus police building and gymnasium.

Many students said that one of the main reasons they visit the Hungry Hawk is because its location made it convenient for them.

“I never go the cafeteria,” said Nataliya Polichshuk, a 36-year-old Math major. “This (Hungry Hawk) is closer to all my classes.”

Other students buy food from the Hungry Hawk for a different reason.

“I wasn’t really impressed by the cafeteria,” said Dan Phan, a 24-year-old Sonography major. After eating his chicken sandwich, Phan said “It was really good, but a little oily. But it was also probably really good because it was oily.”

While there are many items to choose from on the menu, employee Bao Nguyen, 65, said that there were a few bestselling items.

“Definitely the hamburgers and the cheeseburgers,” said Nguyen.

Nguyen has been a CRC cafeteria employee for the past 13 years and has worked at the Hungry Hawk for almost two.

“I don’t know why, but Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is always the busiest here,” said Nguyen.

Before the recent reopening of the CRC cafeteria, Nguyen said the Hungry Hawk was very busy.

“I thought they were getting rid of it (Hungry Hawk) after the cafeteria was done being built,” said Nguyen. “I guess they’re keeping it now.”

Many Hungry Hawk customers said they wished there were more shaded areas and some students have even chosen the cafeteria over the Hungry Hawk because of this.

“There are places inside here (the cafeteria) to sit,” said Darrin Roenfanz, a 29-year-old Architecture major. “There’s like four tables there (Hungry Hawk) with no umbrellas.”

However, there are more issues than just the shade that are keeping students from buying from the Hungry Hawk.

Roenfanz said that the food seemed fresher in the cafeteria and had better hours. Others commented on the prices.

“It’s kind of expensive for me now,” said Leah Evans, a 22-year-old Counseling major, who chooses to bring food from home.

The employees also had some problems behind the counter at the Hungry Hawk.

“Some students walk up and take food that they didn’t order,” said Nguyen. She said there are very few students that do this and at the end of the day she loves interacting with the all the students. “It’s fun here!”

If you would like to stop by the Hungry Hawk, it is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.