Shorter College dining hall serving up a new look and more options for new school year
July 15 - The Shorter College dining hall will soon sport a new look and offer several additional tasty options for students, faculty and staff beginning with the start of school on Aug. 24.
Currently in the construction phase, the makeover will convert what was once a standard campus dining facility into a trendy restaurant-style cafeteria. Aramark/Food Services Director Lance Moore said that students can expect more variety, more options and extended hours along with the new look. “I think the students are really going to like this redesign,” Moore said. “It’s a totally new concept and a different way of presenting things.”
The planned renovation will be an exciting change for the Shorter College community, said college president, Dr. Harold E. Newman. “The dining hall is an important part of campus life, and I believe students will be pleased with both the new look and new dining options. This project should prove to be a significant campus improvement, and we are grateful for Aramark’s partnership in making this happen.”
One dining option that’s sure to stand out among students is a separate grill section that will be located adjacent to the main seating area. “We will have a grill and a fryer area set off from the rest of the dining hall that will feature a walk-up counter and special seating toward the back of the room,” Moore explained.
In addition, the change will bring about more food stations, taking to total for the cafeteria from four to six. “We will have several stations located just to the left of the main entrance that will specialize in items like home cooking, made-to-order wraps, pasta and deli sandwiches. We will also have a salad bar and other options like stir-frys. Our hours for lunch are being extended to 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. We’re hoping that the new hours will give students a better chance to fit a good lunch into their schedules.”
Construction is being provided through Food Service Renovations and is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 14.
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Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.