One of many enhancements to campus dining services this year

AthertonStudents will return from their four-week winter break (mid-December through mid-January) to a new, updated Atherton Union cafeteria. The renovation includes new flooring, seating, lighting and the addition of an electric fireplace.

Also included in the renovation is a healthy food station containing numerous salad and deli options.

“We’re excited to bring these changes to the campus,” said Stacey Puck, director of Dining Services. “One of the University’s top priorities is to provide students with a comfortable and healthy dining experience. This renovation helps us support that goal.”

The renovation to the Atherton Cafeteria is just one of many that have been implemented this academic year by Dining Services. Earlier this fall, they introduce reusable “To-Go” containers for use at the ResCo Dining Hall. The environmentally friendly containers are geared toward students who are on-the-go and may want a healthy food option.

Dining Services also introduced new off-campus dining options to students. Using their Butler ID loaded with Dawg Bucks, students can get food from Papa John’s (in Keystone) and Qdoba Mexican Grill (in Broad Ripple). “We hope to add additional restaurant options this spring,” said Puck.

Finally, new grab-n-go options – bistro boxes, panini sandwiches and a selection of vegetarian options – were added to the campus Starbucks, and new gluten-free options were added to the cafeteria menus in Atherton and ResCo to accommodate diners with Celiac Disease.

“We work hard to listen to students about what improvements they want to see in campus dining. I believe our efforts this year are satisfying the ever-changing needs of Butler students,” said Puck.

Media contact: Courtney Tuell

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