The Southern Arkansas University Bruce Center has been abuzz with activity since Chick-fil-A’s long-awaited grand opening and ribbon cutting on October 30, 2012. Students and community members alike lined up to choose from the delicious menu options.
Preceded by the opening of Subway on campus, and followed shortly thereafter with the opening of Grille Works, operated by Aramark Foods, there are food options for every palate.
The new residential restaurants have become increasingly popular and have helped with the overflow in the main dining facility, the Blue and Gold Café, in the Reynolds Center. The cafeteria has become a bit crowded since enrollment and campus-housing have hit record numbers in recent years.
Along with Mule Fuel in the Mulerider Activity Center and Java City in the Reynolds Center, students now have a wide-array of options available from a quick caffeine boost to a healthy snack or a tasty meal.
All of the restaurants take declining balance cards, cash, and credit cards. Students can also use SAU meal plan cards in the Blue and Gold Café and at Grille Works, which have options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Grille Works serves Black Angus burgers, Philly steak sandwiches, veggie and turkey burgers, and corn dogs. Subway and Chick-fil-A offer similar traditional menus as their off-campus locations.“It is a wonderful opportunity to have these additions to our campus,” said Alain VerBeiren, food services director. “Not only for the students, but also the community of Magnolia.”