options for late-night munchies
Late-night cravings for hamburgers and mozzarella cheese sticks
will be easier to satisfy now.
Sodexho general manager Rick Flores said he decided to extend the
hours of the Sunset Grill in The Main after a number of students
complained about the variety of late-night options at Frogbytes.
The Grill will now be open until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
The idea was proposed by George Ferguson, House of Student Representatives
dining services chairman.
I thought it would be nice if students had another option,
said Ferguson, a sophomore business major. Flores decided to extend
the hours after 150 students attended a successful trial run in
November and he realized students may want to eat healthier at a
The complaint was not we want to eat late night,
but students want more to choose from, said Bryant Currie,
food services director of operations
Flores said he only expects to break even on profit during the extended
hours because 95 percent of students still eat between 5 and 8 p.m.
However, the extension allows Sodexho to do more to satisfy the
needs for students, Flores said.
Students can get grilled food they never had at Frogbytes,
Meaghan Hertel, a junior finance major, said the later hours are
beneficial for students who have night classes or work later. Its
more convenient to swipe it on your card than going to Chilis
for a late dinner, she said.
Students can also use the space longer for studying and congregating
with friends, Currie said.
We have built it, you have to come, Currie said.