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The entrance to The Eatery in the basement of Litchfield Towers.

Eatery dishwasher back in service, students still using plastic utensils

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer November 8, 2021
Students dining at the Eatery used paper plates, paper or plastic cups and plastic utensils in October while the dishwasher was out of service for maintenance.
The Pitt Eats Local dining program includes Pamela’s Diner, one of Pittsburgh’s hometown staples.

Local restaurants capitalize on Pitt dining dollars program

By Abby Cardilli, For The Pitt News September 29, 2021
For Pitt students who get tired of on-campus dining options, they don’t have to journey far — or dip into their cash — to try something new.
Pitt Eats and the University dining contractor, Compass, want to create a dining experience that students will enjoy.

Pitt Eats ‘firmly committed’ to providing a high-quality dining experience

By Donata Massimiani, For The Pitt News September 28, 2021
Pitt began a partnership with Compass, a British multinational food company, in July 2020. A Compass spokesperson said the company hopes to reinvent the dining experience by creating initiatives that help students take charge of their nutrition and wellness.
Pitt’s 29-year streak working with Sodexo ended last July to partner with Compass Group, ushering in new meal plans, food options and dining locations for Pitt students.

Compass outlines dining changes, including full dine-in seating

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer August 19, 2021
When students walk in The Eatery this fall, they can expect a different scene than last year’s take-out stations and styrofoam containers. New food and more conversation will be the new norm, according to a representative from Pitt’s dining contractor.
SGB talked Black History Month and Pitt’s COVID-19 plans for the semester at Tuesday night’s meeting.

SGB talks dining improvements, COVID-19 protocols

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 3, 2021
Quintin Eason, the vice president of operations for Compass Group, said at SGB’s Tuesday meeting that there are plans in the works for a food delivery program with bikes as well as a grocery delivery program to students’ dorm rooms.
Pitt opened 25% of available seating in The Eatery at Market Central, The Perch, Einstein Bros. Bagels in Benedum and Posvar, Schenley Cafe, Cathedral Cafe and the Petersen Events Center Food Court last Monday.

Pitt opens 25% of seating in dining locations

By Millicent Watt, For The Pitt News October 25, 2020
Pitt opened 25% of available seating in The Eatery, The Perch and other dining facilities across campus last Tuesday after shifting to the Guarded risk posture.
About 400 to 500 dining workers were laid off in the spring under then dining contractor Sodexo when Pitt adjusted its dining services.

Pitt dining worker union alleges ‘direct violation’ of contract by dining contractor, raises safety concerns

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 21, 2020
By cutting hours for Pitt dining workers, their union argues contractor Compass Group is committing a “direct violation” of its contract. The company said it has “temporarily adjusted hours slightly in order to maintain the working status of all associates.”
Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB addresses Tower B quarantine, dining concerns

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer October 7, 2020
Besides discussing the state of the pandemic on campus, SGB also talked about its meeting with Compass Group, the ongoing Mental Health Awareness Month and the kickoff of SGB’s new civic advising program.
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