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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.
Sodexo laid off a majority of its workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Market Central and The Perch, the two dining halls on campus, remain closed.

Pitt dining workers struggling with no pay after mass layoffs

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer March 31, 2020
Sodexo, the University’s dining contractor of 29 years, laid off a majority of its 400 to 500 workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pitt announced on Tuesday that it will not renew its contract with Sodexo.

Editorial: Pitt’s new dining contract shows the importance of listening to students

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 17, 2020
Pitt deserves praise for this choice, having listened to student input and taking what was said seriously. The University should continue to do so.
A student swiping into Market Central.

Pitt to temporarily shutter dining halls as classes move online

By Jon Moss, News Editor March 11, 2020
Pitt Dining will temporarily shutter both dining halls, Market Central and The Perch at Sutherland Hall, and adjust the operating hours of several other campus eateries.
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.

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

By Jon Moss, News Editor January 23, 2020
Pitt Dining will have to make a decision in the next few months — not on a menu, but on who gets to make the menus.
The Student Government Board started its weekly meeting with a moment of silence for Pitt senior Barbara Como.

SGB honors the memory of Pitt student Barbara Como

By Anushay Chaudhry, For The Pitt News January 22, 2020
SGB started their weely meeting Tuesday night by having a moment of silence for Pitt senior Barbara Como who passed away Saturday.
Market Thanksgiving is an annual Pitt tradition held before Thanksgiving break.

How Market Thanksgiving comes together

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer November 18, 2019
Annual planning for Market Thanksgiving means finding distributors who can provide enough food — 2,000 pounds of turkey, 40 cases of sweet potatoes and 30 cases of mashed potatoes to be exact.
 Market Central was cited by the Allegheny County Health Department for five health code violations Thursday.

Market Central cited for 5 low-risk health code violations

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor October 31, 2019
The Allegheny County Health Department cited Market Central for five health code violations Thursday.
Opinion | Market is on the path to improvement

Opinion | Market is on the path to improvement

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist October 6, 2019
Students should be open-minded and give Market another try, rather than writing it off immediately.
Satire | Public service announcement: Beware the Market Central moochers

Satire | Public service announcement: Beware the Market Central moochers

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist September 25, 2019
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