March 12, 2013
Emory Campus Dining has not made final decisions regarding the redesign of its Cox Hall venue. A strategic review process is continuing with final plans for a new lineup of food vendors expected to be announced this summer.
The student Food Advisory Committee at Emory (FACE) has offered extensive comment and input about student preference over the past several months as it has worked in consultation with Campus Dining officials.
The committee’s advisory work has largely supported past surveys showing that global cuisine and flavors, health conscious offerings, and competitive market pricing are all important considerations, along with sustainability. Scenarios currently endorsed by the student committee do not include a chicken restaurant or a traditional meat-and-potatoes “homestyle” station among their desired food categories.
A year-long business planning process also includes such considerations as preferential surveys, strategic planning, campus master planning, sales trends, contract requirements, and brand re-imaging.
Final decisions will be based on all the above considerations.