Sodexo, leader in Quality of Life services and partner to more than 850 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, has been selected by Georgia Regents University to provide dining services and construction management for the University’s Augusta campuses. In this role, Sodexo will use its culinary, wellness and sustainability expertise to create exceptional experiences for GRU’s more than 9,500 students over the next five years. Sodexo will continue serving the Summerville Campus and begin serving the Health Science Campus in August.
“We are thrilled that Sodexo presented a significant investment and an impressive portfolio of branded food concepts during the competitive bid process for campus dining,” announced Karl Munschy, director, GRU Auxiliary Services. “The brands that were proposed align well with the findings previously presented by Brailsford and Dunlavey, our Quality of Life consultants. We look forward to a strong partnership with Sodexo as we continue to develop world class services and amenities for our University community.”
Sodexo is recognized throughout North America and the world for its innovative work with campus dining programs, but the company is also a recognized leader in corporate citizenship efforts including sustainability, diversity, business ethics and food safety. Sodexo is committed to reduce waste, conserve water, provide locally grown and sourced foods and materials and to engage in green cleaning practices in all food service and facilities management client sites globally.
“Sodexo is on top of the latest campus dining trends and look forward to providing Georgia Regents University with a dining program that fuels both the body and the mind,” said Tom Post, president, Sodexo Education-Campus. “By combining our world-class dining program with our focus on sustainability and student wellness, Sodexo will enhance the overall learning environment on campus.”
GRU Dining is excited to bring several new dining concepts to the GRU campuses in Augusta. At the Health Science Campus, Sodexo will add Starbucks We Proudly Brew, Sandella’s® Flatbread Cafe, Mein Bowl, and Simply To Go to the Student Center and Subway will be added to the Faculty Office Building. Eateries coming soon to the Summerville Campus’ JSAC Food Court include World of Wings, Slice of Life and Subconnection.
“We are really excited to have the opportunity to serve Georgia Regents University,” explained Steven Derrick, District Manager, Sodexo Education-Campus. “We look forward to introducing a lot of great new services and programs on campus.” He also pointed out, “Although students are our primary focus, we are also excited to work with the faculty, staff, administration and the entire Augusta community to create the best dining program possible.”
About the Eateries
Starbucks We Proudly Brew: The We Proudly Serve Starbucks Coffee program offers a range of hot and cold specialty coffees in mild, medium, bold and extra bold flavor intensities that have been selected, blended and roasted from the finest growing regions in the world. Committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest-quality Arabic Coffee in the world, the WPB Starbucks location will also offer hot chocolate and Tazo™ Teas to perk up your day or complement your meal. Website:www.starbucks.com
Sandella’s Flatbread Café: Exclusive to Sodexo, Sandella’s offers delicious wraps, paninis, quesadillas, grilled flatbreads, salads, rice bowls, and more. Using only the finest ingredients, the flatbread recipe is all-natural, fat-free, trans-fat free and low in calorie. In fact, all of the flatbread menu items contain no trans-fat. Sandella’s prides itself in offering premium quality, healthy conscious food that also tastes great. Website: http://sandellas.com/
Mein Bowl: Mein Bowl gives customers an authentic Asian meal with a variety of ethnic options, including Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, and Thai. With three meal sizes, you can choose your portions too – including traditional and vegetarian entrees.
Simply To Go: Simply Made Fresh Daily – Simply to Go products include perfectly proportioned salads to fill you up without weighing you down, classic sandwiches and wraps, healthy veggie and fruit cups, and irresistible treats in guilt-free portions. STG by Sodexo offers quality food that’s ready when you are, combining freshness and convenience on the run.
Subway: Eat Fresh ™ With more than 40,000 locations around the world, Subway® serves a diverse offering of salads, flatbread sandwiches, soup, and pizza. They also offer a delicious breakfast menu featuring coffee, fresh egg and egg-white-styled sandwiches, yogurt, muffins, and other baked goods. The Subway® FRESH Fit™ menu options and sides meet the demands of today’s consumer with convenient, healthier eating options. Website: www.subway.com
WOW American Café & Wingery: WOW Café is a World of Wings. New Orleans inspired, WOW American Café & Wingery is passionate about the sauce, sound, soul, and spice of Southern Louisiana. Serving the highest quality food with the freshest ingredients, WOW’s menu includes a variety of sandwiches and wraps, burgers, salads, quesadillas, and a variety of appetizers and sides. The specialty, of course, is wings, which come with your choice of eight different sauces. The American Café will also offer a breakfast menu, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Website: http://www.wowcafe.com/
Slice of Life: Slice of Life by Sodexo is the best place to find some seriously good hand-tossed pizza made from fresh, quality ingredients – served fast. The menu also includes hearty oven-baked subs build on toasted Italian rolls, baked pasta dishes, salad, and fresh baked bread sticks. And you guessed it; pizza is served by the slice. Now that’s amore!
Subconnection: It’s more than sandwiches. In addition to our made-to-order subs, we also offer a handful of crowd favorites, including wraps and flat bread sandwiches. We’re you’re connection to the perfect meal with breads that are baked daily, fresh produce, high-quality meats, and lifestyle choices that include salads and under 500 calorie subs. Menu choices range from healthy to indulgent, throughout the day, SubConnection is your go-to for that meal that fits your lifestyle. And we focus on the “U” in both our logo and customer because the brand is all about meeting customer’s needs and expectations. Website: http://www.subconnectionsubs.com/