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RU Hungry

Restaurants / Food, Food Trucks
11 Nichol Ave New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 United States
732-246-2177 website

Reviews: 4
Score: 9.95
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It all started out with the Fat Cat, a Rutgers University staple invented in 1979.  Today, RU Hungry is more than just a question on the Rutgers campus.  It’s THE place to go for the best food around for miles.  RU Hungryis where you’ll find the “Fat Sandwiches”.  There are literally dozens of them!  The Fat Cat invented in 1979 was the original but then in 1997 a student named Darrell Butler walked up to the window and wanted something different.  Darrell made up his own combination of ingredients, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and French fries topped off with lettuce, tomatoes and marinara sauce and asked if he could have it all on one sandwich.  This was the creation of the “Fat Darrell”, soon to be named the #1 Sandwich in the Country by Maxim Magazine!! 


RU Hungry is not only an institution on campus we’ve gone National!  RU Hungry has been featured on Good Morning America and CN8.  The Travel Channel featured us on their “Extreme Pig Outs” and included us in the “101 Best Places to Chow Down – The Chow Down Count Down”.  We also welcomed Adam Richman from Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food to come on down and try to win our “Fat Sandwich Challenge”.  In case you’re wondering, Adam accepted the challenge.  Adam made a terrific effort, in fact it was one of the best we’ve ever seen!  Yet, sadly in Adam’s own words “food won”.  If you’re one of the few that hasn’t heard of the challenge, well, read on.  It goes like this…  First, you need to choose five of your favorite Fat Sandwiches.  Then the tough part, you need to completely finish all five sandwiches in just 45 minutes.  If you do it you get to create and name your own Fat Sandwich to be included on our menu.  That’s eternal recognition!  If you win you’ll also know that you were among the elite.  Over 250 have tried yet less than 20 have beaten the challenge! 


RU Hungry provides a great meal at a great value.  We’re located at 11 Nichol Avenue, close to downtown New Brunswick serving not only college students but also university personnel, business professionals, area residents and anyone that makes their way over.  It’s a meal and an experience that you won’t find anywhere else! 

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  Public Rating
13 Jun 2014
Speaking as a former Rutgers student, I can honestly say that fat sandwiches from RU Hungry are phenomenal. Ate them on a regular basis and fat darrells are by far my favorite. Chicken, mozzarella sticks, fries and marina... awesome
  Network Rating
12 Jun 2014
What's better than an original Rutgers grease truck? I've heard ever since they got bumped from College Ave they're looking for extra business so have started delivery and catering. Haven't used the catering but well versed in their Chicken Gyros and Fat Cats. Worth seeing what it costs to get them to travel and cater.
  Public Rating
16 Jun 2014
It is one thing to throw a bunch of crazy items and stick in into a sandwich but RU hungry takes this to another planet. Every bite is pure heaven and goes down perfect after a long day of work or a crazy party in New Brunswick.
  Public Rating
13 Jun 2014
Can make any combination you could think of. Great mozzarella sticks, open all the time for breakfast lunch and dinner. friendly people and definitely good prices for the amount of food you get!