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New Fresh Foods offers more options, space

The new Fresh Food Company is officially up and running in a new stand-alone building. CW | Pete Pajor

Austin Frederick

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Moving from within the Ferguson Center to a stand-alone location of its own, the new Fresh Food Company is officially up and running.

Located in an entirely new building, the new Fresh Foods has redesigned almost everything.

“Today is the busiest day we’ve had so far,” Sandra Robinson, a Fresh Foods employee of five years, said. “There’s new equipment and larger spacing, which is making everything a lot better.”

In addition to the new Fresh Foods, the old location is getting a makeover. The space will be used solely for fast food and will include Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Topio’s Pizza, Panda Express, Subway and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

“The new Fresh Foods and the new fast food restaurants all have brand new concepts,” said Daniel Lowery, a manager at the new food court. “The new Subway is two times larger now and Chick-fila-a [sic] is four times larger as well as the vast amounts of seating.”

Fresh Foods not only increased in size but also completely redesigned its menu and added new stations, including an Asian food station and a Mexican food station.

“The quality of food is better now. There are new ingredients and it’s going to make everything a lot better,” Lowery said.

Foot traffic flow will be managed with four entrances to the new fast food location and two entrances to the new Fresh Foods.

“Honestly, it was a significant improvement,” Patrick Doyle, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, said. “The new location is convenient and it seems like a big step up from the previous Fresh Foods.”

The new Fresh Foods is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The dining hall is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

“I’m very optimistic about the new Fresh Foods. People seem to be impressed so far,” Robinson said.

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