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Fuel and Fuddle is one of the many restaurants in Oakland that will now accept Dining Dollars.

Students and Oakland businesses reflect on Pitt’s dining changes

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer February 8, 2021
The University allocated 25% of each student's dining dollars to 27 off-campus dining locations around the Oakland area under its new meal plans at the start of last semester. The vendors include Fuel and Fuddle, CHiKN, The Porch at Schenley and many more.
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 26, 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.
Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor.

New Pitt Dining executive chef breaks culinary glass ceiling

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2020
Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, and is in charge of all the meals at all the dining halls on campus. She has also been in the food industry since she was 15.
Starship’s food delivery robots, which roamed campus last school year, have been mysteriously missing from campus.

Starship robots may return in future under new dining contractor

By India Krug, Staff Writer September 23, 2020
Some of the Pitt community’s smallest pedestrians are missing this semester — the Starship Technologies food delivery robots. The robots, which became a part of campus culture, provided a meal option right outside students’ doors.
The Hub, on the back patio of Posvar Hall, is a new, temporary outdoor dining location that opened Aug. 17.

Students offer mixed reviews of new meal plans, food under Compass Group

By India Krug, For The Pitt News September 16, 2020
Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, requires all first-year students living on-campus to have unlimited meal plans. Along with new meal plans, students shared their opinions on new food options, dining location changes and safety.
Pitt selected Compass Group, a British multinational food service company, in March as its new single-source dining contractor beginning July 1.

New dining contractor working to ‘re-envision’ dining at Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer July 23, 2020
Pitt’s dining options are going to look decidedly different come fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the takeover by incoming dining contractor Compass Group.
Eric Macadangdang is the president of the Student Government Board for the 2020-21 academic year.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer July 22, 2020
SGB — which consists of nine elected board members, as well as many appointed committee members — is the governing body of the roughly 18,000 undergraduate students at Pitt.
The University’s current dining contract with Sodexo will expire this summer with a new contract starting July 1. Planning for the contract transition to a new vendor or renewal with Sodexo would take place between March and July.

Pitt announces meal plan changes for fall

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer July 2, 2020
Pitt announced several updates to student meal plans in a Thursday email, as part of changes being implemented by incoming dining contractor Compass Group.
Sodexo will lay off hundreds of dining workers by the end of its contract on June 30.

Sodexo to lay off more than 700 workers as contract expires

By Jon Moss, News Editor April 12, 2020
Pitt’s outgoing dining contractor, Sodexo, will lay off hundreds of dining workers by the end of its contract on June 30, according to a filing with the state Department of Labor and Industry.
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