Wayne State University’s dining services underwent several changes over the semester break, with a focus on Late Night Grill and Gold ‘n’ Greens.
Many campus residents are familiar with the long lines at Late Night Grill on weekdays. In consideration of this issue, WSU Dining Services hired additional workers and implemented a new system of ordering.
Students now receive a menu upon entering the line, which includes more choices than previously offered. Students then fill out the menu, write down their names and hand it to the cashier at the register.
Among the new menu options are flatbread pizzas, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps, a variety of sauces, veggie sticks, chips and more.
Angadbir Sandhu, a senior at WSU majoring in chemical engineering, said although breadsticks and daily specials have been omitted with the new system, errors have decreased.
Unlike Late Night Grill, Gold ‘n’ Greens has only undergone cosmetic changes. A new brick wall simulation has been added to the eatery, along with tile backsplashes and other decorative touches.
Stanley Brantley, a junior and business major at WSU, said his favorite addition to Gold ‘n’ Greens is the incorporation of Rockbot – an app where students can select the music playing in the cafeteria – prior to the end of the Fall 2017 semester.
“What used to be just a place to eat is now a place with a coffee shop vibe, where students can study and socialize,” said Brantley.
Ashley Eovaldi, a WSU junior and kinesiology major, said she is less concerned with the visual appeal of Gold ‘n’ Greens and would appreciate more food options, such as almond milk, due to her dietary restrictions.
Students are able to send feedback about their on-campus dining experiences through Your Voice Counts. The platform obtains quantitative and qualitative data regarding students’ overall satisfaction, quality of food, healthy choices, convenience, price value and more.