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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.

Pitt to temporarily shutter dining halls as classes move online

A student swiping into Market Central.

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 inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

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.

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.

ACHD finds one high-risk health code violation at Perch

The ACHD cited The Perch for one high-risk violation and six low-risk violations Monday.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 24, 2019

The Allegheny County Health Department visited The Perch at Sutherland Hall Monday for its first inspection in close to a year, citing the dining hall for one high-risk health code violation and six low-risk violations.

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