Spellmann could get Starbucks, Jamba Juice with dining update

The new plans involve closing off the pavilion and adding a convenience store.
Photo provided by Pedestal Foods
The new plans involve closing off the pavilion and adding a convenience store. Photo provided by Pedestal Foods
The new plans involve closing off the pavilion and adding a convenience store.
Photo provided by Pedestal Foods

Faith Schallert | Reporter
From Print [October 20, 2015] | Legacy

The future of Lindenwood’s dining services could face a major revamp. Nancy Tinker, director of Pedestal Foods, proposed plans to
members of the Lindenwood Student Government Association on Wednesday, Oct. 14, which involve adding a convenience store and corporate restaurants to campus dining locations.

According to Tinker, Pedestal wants to get rid of Grab & Go and create a new dining structure in the pavilion that will feature a convenience store.

Some of the food options of the new facility would be a cross between Subway and St. Louis Bread Co. Also, “students want fire pits added to the pavilion,” said Tinker.

This is what the new pavilion could look like.  Photo provided by Pedestal Foods
This is what the new pavilion could look like.
Photo provided by Pedestal Foods

The ideas do not stop there. Pedestal also wants to relocate the all-you-can-eat dining style of Spellmann so that they can make room for a food court with national brands.

Tinker also mentioned adding another convenience option in Spellmann next to the coffee shop that would include a Jamba Juice.
Additionally, Starbucks has been surveying the campus and would like to add a facility, according to Tinker.

“Starbucks wants to take out the two left classrooms on the main floor in Spellmann,” said Tinker.

With new dining experiences also comes new meal plans. Tinker said it would cost anywhere from
$1,000– 3,000 extra a year for these accommodations. She urged students that in order for this to happen, meal plan prices would increase, but there would be added options.

The food options for the new pavilion would include offers from national brands.  Photo provided by Pedestal Foods
The food options for the new pavilion would include offers from national brands.
Photo provided by Pedestal Foods

Unused meals would roll-over so that students can use missed meals in the convenience stores, which would be open later hours.
Also, students will have varying options to add flex points to their account or decrease the amount of meals a student will receive based on what they want to pay.

Pedestal is planning on taking these ideas to the board, but are first doing a student-wide survey to see if this is truly what the students want.
As of right now Pedestal will be placing nutrition information on food and updating the website to include a menu. They also have an allergy binder available for the students to look at in the cafeterias.

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