The much-anticipated opening of the John Lewis Student Center and Stamps Commons this summer will bring twelve dining options to campus. After consultation with the campus community and a year of research and contracting, Tech Dining has brought together a mix of franchises and self-operated concepts to meet the diverse tastes of Tech students.
Chick-fil-A will have a new home on the bottom floor of the commons. The building will host one of the first franchised campus locations in the nation which will be operated by Chick-fil-A and will accept the Chick-fil-A One rewards program.
Twisted Taco and Panda Express will be moving from their temporary location in the Exhibition Hall to the Student Center. Both concepts will be expanding their service footprints and menus.
Blue Donkey, which currently has a location in the Sideways Café in Clough Library, will open an additional store in the Student Center.
Local favorite food truck Gyro Chef Mediterranean will upgrade to a full-size store with a larger service footprint. Those familiar with There on Fifth will be excited to try the restaurant’s second location on the Tech campus: There Burger Bar. Bento Sushi will roll sushi fresh daily in addition to offering varied Poke Bowls, Bento Boxes and Ramen.
In addition to these established franchise brands, Tech Dining will also self-operate several venues. Campus Crust will be a pizza lover’s dream with pies straight out of the oven and Tech It To Go will provide expanded grab and go options for students and employees on the run. At Test Kitchen, an experimental restaurant with a regularly rotating menu, Tech Dining will bring new recipes and concepts to students.
The John Lewis Student Center and Stamps Commons will open in July and grand opening activities will occur on Thursday, September 8, 2022.