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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 account may break the internet.

Starship food robots now fully operational

Starship Technologies and Pitt Dining announced in an email Monday that Starship delivery robots are 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.

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.

By Janine Faust and Emily Wolfe

November 22, 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 didn’t have much for people who choose to eat halal food.  "They have vegetarian options, but ...

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.

Pitt needs to pass on dining passes

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | For The Pitt News)

By Grace McGinness | 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 on the go — I’d need to spend a whole meal swipe just to use a toaster. But there was one issue I was completely unp...

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)

By Nina Kneuer | Staff Writer

November 2, 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,” Brecker said. “This was so important, especially when I was living in the dorms and didn't...

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)

By Rachel Glasser | News 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, five-day-a-week schedule to 24 hours, seven days a week, beginning that day. “Do late-nig...

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