Chick-fil-A, Qdoba, Caribou Coffee coming to Lindenwood this fall

Photo from Pedestal Foods

Photo from Pedestal Foods

Viktoria Muench | Editor-in-Chief
March 3, 2016; 11:07 a.m.

Photo from Pedestal Foods
Photo from Pedestal Foods

Pedestal Foods has partnered with multiple national brands, such as Qdoba, Chick-fil-A and Caribou Coffee, that will be part of Lindenwood’s dining experience starting this fall, officials announced today.

The food changes require a seven-figure renovation and remodel to both dining halls in Spellmann and Evans Commons, which will begin in April.

Nancy Tinker, director of Pedestal Foods, said the most exciting part about the coming upgrades are the new meal plan options.

“The most exciting for us that we, the university and Pedestal Foods, are actually able to deliver something that people have been asking for,” she said.

Tinker said that although brand names like Chick-fil-A take center stage, the bonus is that students will have three different meal plan options.

“Chick-fil-A is great, but what is even greater is that you can eat it at different times of the day, and not just during your meal period time,” said Tinker.

The new meal plans will also include declining balance points to offer greater flexibility.

“It’s all about the convenience factor,” Tinker said. “This is just really exciting to roll this out.”

For more details, read the upcoming issue of the Legacy, which comes out this Tuesday, March 8.