By Jenny Edengard
Twisted Taco will share space with Subway on the first floor of Hillwood Commons. Aramark food service will operate Twisted Taco, and the menu has not yet been determined. Paul Carroll, Director of Operations for Aramark, said that the concept was added because he is aware that restaurants such as Moe’s and Chipotle are popular among students, and believes that Twisted Taco will attract many students.
The Bleeker Street Café will be located in the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. The menu for the café will be operated by Aramark, and the specific location has not yet been determined since plans for the vendor are still in the works. Carroll said that the two additions are being added in order, “to provide students with quality, convenience, value and variety.”
“Each year, dining services sets a budget with the goal of continuing to enhance the dining program with new concepts, brands, and events, as well as cover operational costs, such as food, labor, equipment, and renovations,” Carroll added.
Carroll also explained why The Bleeker Street Café and Twisted Taco were chosen as the new additions. “We survey students each semester and use their feedback across our operations,” he said. “We work with the Student Government Association’s food committee, the Student’s Athletic Advisory committee, Aramark’s Voice of the Customer, as well as host periodic ‘Chef’s Table’ events for students to give us feedback regarding our services.”
Jae Hun Moon, a sophomore Economics major, is happy to learn about the new upcoming additions. “It’s a great idea to open a café in the library. Especially since Starbucks is always so crowded and has a long line. I hope the café is going to have more tea options.”
Abagail Van Vlerah did not respond to The Pioneer’s request for a comment from the administration.