Breakfast is an important and popular meal at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., with a variety of options ... and those options are about to increase.
“About 19 percent of the meals we serve in resident dining are served during the breakfast meal time,” said David Freeland, district manager with Parkhurst Dining Services, the campus foodservice provider.
One of the most popular stations — and not just at breakfast — is the Egg Bar. “The Egg Bar is open not only at breakfast, but also at lunch and dinner,” he said. “We have had it in operation for six years and I was a little skeptical — I didn't think it would be popular in the non-breakfast day parts, but it is.”
When asked why it is so popular, he said, “I think it offers a variety of options. Some of them do not get up for breakfast, so it gives them an opportunity to have an omelet or an egg-white omelet or crepe at lunch and at dinner. It is also a source of high protein, so for athletes, they have a tendency to visit that station quite often.” ...
1899 Bar & Grill at Northern Arizona Popular Off Campus
The 1899 Bar & Grill at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff is not only a hit with students, faculty and staff, but has also received accolades from the local (and not-so-local) community.
In 2011, the on-campus restaurant was named one of Arizona's 10 best restaurants in 2011 by Phoenix Magazine and was among Sunset Magazine's “Editor's Picks: 3 Restaurants We Love Now.”
“It was very nice and very humbling to be honored,” said Jay Graves, operations director with Sodexo, the campus foodservice provider. “We didn't realize we had made that much of an impression that quickly. It was very complimentary and I think it has gone really well for us. We were the only college-based restaurant to receive those acknowledgements. Flagstaff is a tourist-oriented destination, and I have never lived in a town this small that has as many good restaurants in it as there are here. It was really a great compliment to be listed as one.”
He continued, “The thing that we keep hearing a lot about in our comment cards and things is that people aren't expecting us — at a university — to be the quality establishment that we are. One of the things we wanted to establish when we did this was offer a level of service that they weren't going to get from most other places. We try to treat the customers with the respect that they deserve.” ...