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Blugold Dining Announces
Significant Changes

RELEASED: Aug. 31, 2009

Blugold dining imageEAU CLAIRE — Changes in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's dining contract have brought about significant reallocations of dining space in Davies Center, answering some longstanding needs and preparing for the move to a new building in early 2012.

Dining contracts are awarded for seven-year periods, and the necessity of recreating specifications for the new contract period enabled the University Centers to make improvements in campus dining. A food service consultant hired to advise the administration in planning the new university center assisted in the development of new meal plan offerings. Greater access to the cafeterias is provided, and the new contract eliminates meal plans with a fixed number of meals per week, as well as the need for transfer meals.

The Blugold Dining contract was awarded to Sodexo Operations LLC through May 31, 2016. Sodexo has provided dining service at UW-Eau Claire since 2002. The new contract required Sodexo to invest financially in physical changes in the existing Davies Center and in the new university center that is in development.

Seating capacity has been increased in The Terrace, the cafeteria on the upper level, and new food options will be available beginning this semester. The a la carte dining area known as the Little Niagara Inn, which included Ultimate Baja and Salad Toss, now is incorporated into The Terrace, and its specialized menus now are part of the cafeteria.

Marketplace, the food court on the lower level of Davies Center, also has been remodeled and will offer additional menu options formerly found in Ultimate Baja and Salad Toss. Intermezzos, the dining area centrally located in the Blugold Room, has been expanded to offer soups and a greater variety of sandwiches and other grab-and-go options for lunch patrons.

As always, meal plan participants can use their meal plan dollars in any retail dining area on campus. Anyone wishing to dine in The Terrace or the Riverview Cafe in Hilltop Center can pay $4.67 for breakfast, $6 for lunch and $6.95 for dinner. Those prices include tax.

The Blugold Dining program is administered by the University Centers, a Student Affairs unit of UW-Eau Claire. More information about Blugold Dining is available online.

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