News Date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Source: The Red & Black

With the sustained popularity of the dining options in the Bulldog Café in the Tate Student Center, University of Georgia Food Services has announced extended hours for two of its most popular offerings.


As previously reported by The Red & Black, Bryan Varin, the interim executive director of UGA Food Services, addressed the long lines and crowding that has formed as a result of the expanded options on campus, but has since announced that Food Services would be increasing the hours of operations for the Chick-fil-A and Panda Express.


Beginning Sept. 6, both locations will now remain open until 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, while Saturday and Sunday hours will remain the same, Varin said.


When asked why the change was made, Varin said, the decision "was based on feedback from students and customers and high demand for the new locations.”

 In a previous article, Varin said efforts have been made to deal with large crowds at the retail locations.

“We try to keep our ticket time under 50 seconds,” he said, referring to the amount of time between when a person orders and when that person gets his or her food. According to Varin, the current ticket time averages around 46 seconds at the updated Chick-fil-A venue.


Varin said despite the popularity, he expects the lines at the dining locations to get shorter soon, a typical trend that he said UGA Food Services has observed in the past.