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Summary

The Cracked Truck is breakfast on wheels - serving gourmet egg sandwiches and tots when you need them most: early in the morning and late at night.

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Their Story

The Cracked Truck is a mobile food concept created by three college students with their fellow students in mind. Daniel Krause, Jeremy Mandell and Sean Baird took breakfast and made it portable by putting eggs, hash browns and other morning favorites on a sandwich and serving it out of a truck in the heart of campus.

Toward the end of his college career at the University of Illinois, Daniel Krause realized that he had no desire to work an office job. He spent his class time brainstorming how he could open his own restaurant without half a million dollars at his disposal.

Eventually, he realized the answer lay in a food truck – a reasonably priced alternative that would allow him to follow the hoards of students around campus.

He teamed up with his friend and classmate Jeremy Mandell and Sean Baird from SIU to make the idea reality. From buying a truck to conceptualizing a menu and creating a logo, the entire concept was created, conceived, and finalized at the University of Illinois during their senior year. Krause would fill his class notebooks with creative names for breakfast sandwiches, like the Sloppy Jose (Sloppy Joe's Mexican brother) and the Goy Vey.

By August 2012 the three were cracking eggs on the truck together every day of the week to meet the demand for their gourmet breakfast sandwiches and parmesan truffle tots. You can spot the bright yellow truck on Matthews and Springfield during the day and outside of Joe's or across from 309 late at night.

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  • It's hard to find tasty veg-fare in this town. The vegasm won't disappoint. The only problem: it's so hard to decide which tots to get...

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  • Amazing. Simply amazing. Great food, even better staff. Just straight good. You would be dumb not to stop by the truck!

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  • Saved my life after IHop closed down! Best 3:00am breakfast food around.

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Hours & Location

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Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Mathews and Springfield, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Goodwin and Oregon, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Intersection of 5th Street and Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Mathews and Springfield, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Goodwin and Oregon, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Intersection of 5th Street and Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Mathews and Springfield, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Goodwin and Oregon, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Intersection of 5th Street and Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Mathews and Springfield, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Goodwin and Oregon, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
306 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Mathews and Springfield, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Intersection of Goodwin and Oregon, Urbana, IL 61801
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
306 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
306 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820
Profile food truck hours icon b2188dcbba8c6752580e904364a4d14d23bf0119bf964bccd8cb22f69b241583 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
306 E Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
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