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Pitts new Smokeland BBQ food truck at a launch event in front of the William Pitt Union on Friday afternoon.

Pitt Eats launches new barbecue-themed food truck

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer August 7, 2021
Oakland is about to get a lot smokier this fall semester. Pitt student’s meal options have recently expanded to include a brand new food truck, Smokeland BBQ, boasting freshly made and locally sourced barbecue.
Compass Group, Pitt’s dining contractor for the past year, is planning to make some changes to the dining experience for the upcoming fall semester.

Compass looks to further improve Pitt dining experience this fall

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer June 29, 2021
Pitt’s dining contractor, Compass Group, is planning to bring more diverse menu options and let students serve themselves at the dining halls, rather than being pre-packaged meals like last year. Students can also expect two new dining options in the WPU.
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 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.
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.
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 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 Technologies and Pitt Dining announced in an email Monday that Starship delivery robots are now fully operational.

Starship food robots now fully operational

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor January 13, 2020
Starship food robots will now deliver food from Common Grounds, Forbes Street Market, Sub Connection and other campus dining options.
 Market Central now serves expanded halal food options between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Magellan’s food station.

Pitt answers call for new halal food option

By Janine Faust and Emily Wolfe 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

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist October 6, 2019
Students should be open-minded and give Market another try, rather than writing it off immediately.
(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | For The Pitt News)

Pitt needs to pass on dining passes

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...

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