June 12, 2011 | Atlanta, GA
Get ready to enjoy everything from wings to specialty pastas — without ever leaving campus.
The North Avenue Dining Hall will host “soft” openings during lunch on June 20, 22 and 23, and on July 11 through 15, in preparation for its August 31 grand opening. The dining hall is located at the corner of North Avenue and Techwood Drive in the North Avenue Apartment complex.
Starting in the fall semester, the all-you-care-to-eat menu items will feature vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Diners will find deli, grill, Italian, wok, Pho (pronounced “fuh,” pho is a type of Vietnamese noodle dish), salad bar and international cuisine selections daily, and the menus at each food station will be on a four-week rotation.
In addition to serving more local and organic food, the building aspires to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Some of the hall’s environmentally friendly points of pride include using repurposed materials in the building and minimizing waste and use of other resources.
Another reason to stop in and visit the new dining hall is that Dining Services will be offering two-for-one meal coupons during June and July, Schram added.
Also, employees who participate in the Faculty/Staff 200 Meal Plan will always get an additional 10 percent off on meals at this location and the other two campus dining halls. Faculty and staff can purchase the faculty/staff meal plan for $200 and receive $236 of GT Dining Cash in return. The meal plan is valid for one semester and can be used at any GT Dining location.
For more information about student and employee meal plans click here.
The North Avenue facility will be cash-free and will only accept BuzzFunds, debit cards, major credit cards and meal plans.