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

The Hub, on the back patio of Posvar Hall, is a new, temporary outdoor dining location that opened Aug. 17.
September 15, 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.

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

Pitt selected Compass Group, a British multinational food service company, in March as its new single-source dining contractor beginning July 1.
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.

Pitt dining workers struggling with no pay after mass layoffs

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.
March 30, 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.

VIDEO: WOTS – Let’s (Tik)Talk About TikTok!

March 5, 2020

This week, we went around campus and asked students what they think about the popular new social media app TikTok, and how it should be utilized on college campuses. Spoiler alert: Pitt Dining's TikTok...

Starship food robots now fully operational

Starship Technologies and Pitt Dining announced in an email Monday that Starship delivery robots are now fully operational.
January 13, 2020
Starship food robots will now deliver food from Common Grounds, Forbes Street Market, Sub Connection and other campus dining options.

Pitt answers call for new halal food option

 Market Central now serves expanded halal food options between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Magellan’s food station.
November 21, 2019

Waffles. Pasta. A bagel before class every now and then.  When first-year Zainab Akhtar was choosing a dining plan, she said, Muslim friends advised her to get as few swipes as possible, because Market...

Opinion | Market is on the path to improvement

Opinion | Market is on the path to improvement
October 6, 2019
Students should be open-minded and give Market another try, rather than writing it off immediately.

Pitt needs to pass on dining passes

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | For The Pitt News)
May 16, 2018

When I packed up my bags and headed off to college, I knew it was the end of home-cooked dinners and my all-access pass to the kitchen. No longer would I be able to grab a slice of peanut butter toast...

7-Eleven’s closing leaves students conflicted

First years Nolan Baker and Isaac Poole held a sign that read, “Long Live 7-Eleven” at Pitt’s football game against NC State in October. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)
November 1, 2017

Regina Brecker said 7-Eleven “saved [her] life” on more than one occasion when she pulled all-nighters in the library. “Without it, I would have had to walk all the way to the McDonald's for food,”...

Quick Zone decreases prices, extends hours

Quick Zone extended its hours to be open 24 hours, seven days a week beginning Oct. 13. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)
October 24, 2017

Quick Zone is extending its hours and dropping its prices after 7-Eleven closed Sept. 28. Panther Central announced Oct. 13 that Litchfield Towers Quick Zone would be extending its hours from a 24-hour,...

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