Mercyhurst University’s Culinary Cab Welcomes Students Back to School

ERIE, PA, August 9, 2012 – Move-in days at Mercyhurst University will celebrate the official debut of The Culinary CabSM, a new “mobile” way of dining, for students returning to classes this fall semester!

Managed by Parkhurst Dining, The Culinary CabSM will help to welcome freshman on the Erie, PA Main Campus on August 25th (from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.); and on the North East Campus, August 27th (from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.) featuring a BBQ lunch. Students will also enjoy a “Walking Taco”, and a variety of American-themed street foods prepared fresh and to-order from a 12-item menu.

Other Culinary CabSM offerings include Philly cheese steaks, meatball subs, turkey and bacon wrap, veggie wraps, and nachos and cheese. Specialty cab “yellow” food items will also be signature to The Culinary CabSM including homemade chocolate “cab” cookies with yellow M&M’s. Erie favorites like Smith’s hot dogs, from locally owned and operated Smith Provision, Co., Inc., will make The Culinary CabSM visitors feel right at home!

Regular hours for The Culinary CabSM will begin on August 30th where it serves students near the East Campus apartments and townhomes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. According to Kim Novak, Parkhurst Dining general manager of dining services, “we hope to serve 200 students who visit The Culinary CabSM each night and cater to special campus, sports and alumni events.”

The Culinary CabSM is a team effort led by Parkhurst Dining Executive Chef Marcy Fickes; Rob Scott, retail director; Patty Reed, sous chef; in addition to many Parkhurst team members at Mercyhurst, including members of catering, who contribute to smooth operations and offering great food and service!

The Culinary CabSM is also equipped with its own smartphone. Twitter followers will receive tweets about cab specials or simply when the cab is in their neighborhood! Follow @TheCulinaryCab. (https:/ /!/TheCulinaryCab).


About Parkhurst Dining

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Parkhurst’s foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day, providing a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. For more information, visit


Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining
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