ISU Dining to Make Further Changes to Its Facilities in 2018 | New
With the opening of Friley Windows and Lance and Ellie’s in the 2017-18 school year, ISU Dining has made significant strides in listening to the dining needs and wants of students on the market. campus.
In the spirit of moving forward with new achievements and changes that will benefit students, ISU Dining discussed their plans for 2018 and what they plan to change, focusing on three main areas on the campus: the Hub, Clyde’s and Memorial Union Food. Search.
Clyde’s has undergone a lot of changes over the past few years, and different groups of students remember Clyde’s for the many dining options offered by the food court located under Union Drive Marketplace.
While Clyde’s was known as a burger at one point, it was converted to a healthier express meal style restaurant two years ago. However, Clyde is in the process of converting back to being a burgers and shake, and a plan to add a Starbucks cafe to the building is also in the works.
“The plan is to have mobile orders, and for Clyde to be open for breakfast, to serve egg sandwiches and Starbucks coffee,” said Mohamed Ali, director of ISU Dining.
Despite the proposed addition of Starbucks, changes to Clyde’s will primarily focus on changing the food served. Students hoping to visit Clyde later in the spring might be disappointed, as it will most likely close shortly after spring break and not reopen until fall 2018.
Memorial Union has been and is currently home to chains like Panda Express and Subway, and has also seen changes this year with the addition of the new Lance and Ellie’s sandwich shop. However, Ali noted that more changes are pending for the Memorial Union food court.
“We are planning to have a new salad bar, with better lighting convenience. The salad bar will also include hot dishes so that students can mix and create their own salads as they see fit, ”said Ali.
Ali also talked about removing some of the columns from the Remembrance Union, as they are only there for cosmetic purposes and do not actually support the building.
Of the three restaurants, Memorial Union will see the least change over the summer, as there was already a big change with the addition of Lance and Ellie’s.
The home of Caribou Coffee, the Hub is known for both its food and coffee, as well as the long lines of students trying to make it to both, causing slight chaos in the small space depending on the time of day.
According to Ali, the changes ISU Dining envisioned to create the Hub also include an attempt to eliminate long lines and make it easier to access both the food side and the cafe side.
“We’re going to separate the food from the cafe, mainly because of the really long lines,” Ali said. “We plan to make it more convenient with faster service to students and better food. The theme we want for the food is Mediterranean: fresh pita, along with vegan and vegetarian options.
With all the renovations and the time it takes to complete them, the new Hub may not open until October 2018. However, the date is not set and more information will be provided when the construction team is in place. able to give a fixed date for the start and end of the renovation work.