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.

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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 5/27/22)

Monday: Burrito King

Tuesday: La Paloma and Piato

Wednesday: La Paloma

Thursday: La Paloma

Friday: Burrito King

Watsons Food Truck:

Tuesday, June 7
Tuesday, June 28
Tuesday, July 12
Tuesday, July 26
Tuesday, August 2 

Flour & Fire Pizza Food Truck:

June 1
June 14

They will generally be at the designated lot between 11am-1:30pm, 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

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