Fewer options, poor food quality and falsely-labeled items are among the problems that students have had with Butler dining this year.
After listening to student feedback, we have realized that not everyone is aware of what all Butler Dining has to offer. I want to make sure that the student body has all the information about what options are available to them, with or without a meal plan.
Food variety changes, social distancing, and longer wait times are all new changes facing students this year.
Since the fall of 2019 Bon Appetit Dining Services has actively worked to lower its environmental impact on Butler University and as progress is made, a new compost based initiative is introduced.
Bon Appetit’s Kids in the Kitchen program means that Atherton will host children of faculty and staff as well as youth from the Boys and Girls clubs. This program is designed to excite and educate the next generation in order to build healthy eating habits.
Students try the new option on campus and prepare for Plum Market to open.
Several employees who previously worked for Aramark and now for Bon Appetit in dining services feel that they are understaffed and overworked by Bon Appetit, and not being paid enough for their work.
With options like Atherton Marketplace, the Lacy Business Building Cafe, ResCo dining hall, the nutrition cafe at the HRC, and Tripp’s Corner Cafe at Apartment Village, changes have been made to campus dining options this semester due to Butler’s change in dining service providers from Aramark to Bon Appetit.
Frank Ross, Butler vice president for student affairs, writes that the on-campus Starbucks will not be closing.
Butler University students will have new meal plan options for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Students not living in a residence hall on campus will have the option to purchase a voluntary meal plan.