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Meredith Dining Expands Offerings to Better Serve Students

Published Thu, February 07, 2019

Student getting plate of food at Expo Station in Belk Dining Hall. This station rotates between several restaurant style options.



Expanded hours, additional menu options, and new locations are all among the changes made by Campus Dining Services this year.

Aramark, Meredith’s dining services provider, has made these changes in partnership with Meredith administrators in order to best serve the campus community.

Recent changes include:

  • Extending the BeeHive Café hours until 8 p.m. on weekdays
  • Serving breakfast in Belk Dining Hall until 11 a.m.
  • Establishing new weekend hours, opening on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 7 pm. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Menu options have also been expanded. In Belk Dining Hall a Restaurant Rotation has been launched at the Expo station. This station will rotate weekly with a different themed menu. These theme destinations are all made to order, fully customizable menu options. The fruit/yogurt bar and the salad bar have been expanded and new offerings have been added to the Grill station. Some new Grill offerings include gyros, chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, buffalo chicken sandwiches, and macaroni and cheese.

Offerings have also been increased in order to serve students better during the periods between meal times. These include keeping the pizza station, salad bar and fruit/yogurt bar open. Items at the Grill will be made to order. Late night options are now available in Belk after dinner.  Students can stop by Belk from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. and choose from fresh baked items such as cookies and brownies, chips, and granola bars.

After spring break, a new dining option called Food for Thought will open in Carlyle Campbell Library, offering snack items, bottled drinks, and Grab & Go food. Dining Dollars, cash, and credit will be accepted.

The changes were in response to customer feedback.

“Meredith Dining really took a close look at student and customer feedback in fall 2018 and we’ve made a lot of changes based on this feedback,” said Russ Currie, General Manager with Meredith Dining, Aramark. “We want students to know ‘We Heard You’ and we’re excited about these new offerings and the changes we’ve made.”

Currie welcomes continued feedback from students about their experiences with Meredith Dining.

“Visit yourdiningvoice.com anytime to let us know how we’re doing,” Currie said. “We like to connect regularly to our customers to hear feedback and ensure we’re continuously meeting the needs of the Meredith campus community.”

For more on Meredith Dining, visit meredith.campusdish.com and follow @meredith_dining on Instagram.


Melyssa Allen
News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330
allenme@meredith.edu

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