Nice Homecoming Treat; COWamongus! offers new coach-themed hamburgers
Red Raiders wanting to celebrate upcoming homecoming festivities don't have to leave campus to find unique food with some Texas Tech flare. With the help of Adrian Rodriguez, manager of the COWamongus! restaurant inside the Animal and Food Sciences Building, the menu underwent some changes recently. The biggest was to focus on burgers.
"We took that thought process and narrowed it down to feature Texas Tech as much as possible," he said. With that in mind, Rodriguez emailed some select Texas Tech athletics coaches: football coach Kliff Kingsbury, baseball coach Tim Tadlock, and men's and women's basketball coaches Tubby Smith and Candi Whitaker.
They were tasked with coming up with their own burger, including what they like and discarding what they didn't. Today, five signature burgers are on the menu. "So far the burgers have been received extremely well," Rodriguez said. "I have been working for COWamongus since 2006 and I've never seen this much excitement for a menu change."
Rodriguez said the Kingsbury "Too Turnt Up" burger is the early favorite of customers, but "not by much." Rodriguez hopes to add more signature burgers in the near future. "We have several coaches that we could not include because of time constraints, but I hope to add them either as a burger creation or an ice cream creation," he said.
Written by George Watson
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