Select Dining Locations to Close at End of Academic Year
Tangeman University Center to offer new food options based on results of campus-wide surveys. Four campus restaurants will close in June 2009.
Housing and Food Services is planning the opening of three new food options for summer and fall 2009. Burger King and Chick-fil-A are currently being planned to replace the Wendy’s and Jump concepts in the TUC food court. A yet-to-be-named concept, featuring sushi and a grab-and-go menu, will open in the TUC food court this summer.
Burger King will replace the Wendy’s location and continues the tradition of a national brand hamburger concept in TUC that dates back to the 1970’s. Management for Wendy’s Hamburgers has chosen not to renew the option on their contract that expired in March. They have agreed to continue service through June of 2009 and may modify their menu for this period.
The addition of Chick-fil-A to the food court will bring one of the most popular national chicken concepts to the UC campus. Rated an A- by Men’s Health in a recent article about America’s Healthiest Restaurants, Chick-fil-A boasts a breakfast and lunch menu that has only two items over 500 calories.
Freshens, located in the TUC food court, and Zia Juice in the Campus Recreation Center, will also be closing in June 2009.
The selection of the new concepts is based on results from campus-wide surveys of dining and brand preferences. Housing and Food Services is in the process of finalizing agreements for each restaurant to open in TUC for the summer and fall of this year.
“We listened to the students, faculty and staff here at UC to find out their food and brand preferences and our goal was to bring these options to them,” says John Hautz, director for the food service operations. “We are looking forward to having these new restaurants ready to open for the 2010 academic year.”
Pizza Hut Express and Gold Star Chili will continue operating in TUC through the summer and the 2010 academic year.