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

ACHD finds one high-risk health code violation at Perch

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor September 23, 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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