The Research Park loves food!

If you’re looking for sit-down eats at the Research Park, the I Hotel and Conference Center houses Research Park’s premier restaurant, Houlihan’s. Stop by for a full meal, a cup of coffee, or drinks after work. Houlihan’s features cuisine that will awaken your taste buds with a sizzling infusion of fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Call 217-819-5005 for reservations.

In the summer, food trucks abound.


For a casual lunch or a quick bite on the go, Champaign-Urbana’s food trucks cannot be beat.

We would like to welcome food trucks back to the park at the corner of First & Hazelwood. Below is our initial lineup of vendors and we will post updates on our website as more are added.

(Update as of 5/22/23)

Monday:  Burrito King

Tuesday: Piato’s and Watson’s

Wednesday: La Paloma


Friday: Burrito King

Watsons Food Truck:

Tuesday, May 16

Tuesday, May 30

Tuesday, June 15

Tuesday, June 27

Tuesday, July 11

Tuesday, July 25

Tuesday, August 8

They will generally be at the designated lot between 11am-1pm, Monday-Friday.

If you are a food truck vendor who would like to be scheduled at Research Park, contact Cathy McArthur, Corporate Events and Programming Coordinator, at [email protected].

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