USC First College In U.S. To Offer Burritobox On Campus

March 26, 2014
Burritobox Facebook screen capture.

Burritobox Facebook screen capture.

(CNS) — A Burritobox kiosk opened at the University of Southern California today, making it the first campus in the nation to host the famed vending machine.

“We thought it was an amazing opportunity to bring fresh product to the campus for the students that have late night munchies,” said Kris Klinger, director of USC Hospitality.

The orange, touch-screen machine offers a choice of five $3 burritos, which are hormone- and antibiotic-free, in the lobby of the Parkside Apartments on McClintock Avenue.

“They can just come down the stairs from their dorm room and come and eat, so it’s great,” Klinger said.

Burritobox first approached USC to bring the vending machine to the campus, Klinger said.

“We like to be first in a lot of different things and this is another opportunity to do that,” Klinger said. “But again, it fits perfectly with what our students are looking for. And the food is great, so it works well.”

There are two other locations in Century City and West Hollywood. The first Los Angeles Burritobox was installed in January at a West Hollywood Mobil  station.

The flavors are roasted potato with egg and cheese, bacon with cheese, chorizo sausage with egg and cheese, shredded beef and cheese and free-range chicken with beans and rice.

A second Burritobox could be opened on campus if it proves to be popular among students, according to the Daily Trojan.

Burritos will be offered to students for free for the first 24 hours, starting at midnight.