NDFS provides new food options

first_imgSay goodbye to Greenfields and Irish Ink and welcome Au Bon Pain Express, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks Coffee and a new catering service offered by Notre Dame Food Services this school year.Greenfields, the cafe formerly located in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, ceased operations Aug. 22, associate director of Retail Food Service Operations Mark King said. An Au Bon Pain (ABP) Express will take over the location at the end of this month, following minor renovations. The location will offer many of the same pre-packaged sandwiches, salads and fresh pastries available in the Hesburgh library branch and the hours — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays — will remain the same.“The Greenfields change was in response to continuing declining customer transactions and a change in patron dining patterns over a number of years,” director of Notre Dame Food Services, Chris Abayasinghe, said.Some students were excited about the expansion of ABP but voiced their disappointment at the loss of Greenfields.“Greenfields offered diversity in food to campus, and although I like ABP, Greenfields will be sorely missed,” junior Laura LeBrun said.“The best grilled cheese on campus is now gone,” junior Lisa Wuertz added.The space that served as Greenfields’ kitchen area for 23 years will be converted for ABP catering, which will make a new catering menu available for campus events. Box lunches for events will be replaced by ABP bag lunches, Abayasinghe said. This change is in conjunction with the University’s launching of the Center for Culinary Excellence (CCE), which is set to release new catering menus on Monday.“We serve over 8,000 events per year, and a majority of these events were coming out of our kitchen at North Dining Hall,” Abayasinghe said. “The Catering program outgrew the infrastructure at NDH, and we made the investment at CCE after careful thought and review.”Food service changes also are underway at two locations of the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Einstein Bros. Bagels will replace Irish Ink in the campus bookstore with an expected opening date of Nov. 10, Abayasinghe said. Renovation of the space is scheduled to begin Oct. 20. When completed, the branch will offer a full menu, and its hours will align with those of the bookstore. David Werda, director of retail operations, hopes the brand’s popularity will bring new life to the store.The bookstore location on Eddy Street now includes a Starbucks Coffee, which opened Aug. 18. The branch includes a new full-service cafe with Notre Dame-themed decor.“We are looking at a retail study to review all of our restaurants on campus,” Abayasinghe said. “Stay tuned.”Tags: Au Bon Pain, Einstein Bros., Greenfields, Notre Dame Food Services, Starbuckslast_img read more

Toure turns down Brazilian club Botafogo

first_img “Yaya told us that he really wants to play in Botafogo but this is a very impactful decision for him and his family for an immediate decision. Moving to Brazil.“We’ve closed it but I still believe in Botafogo. Please, we will continue to send good messages to him and his wife.” Read Also:Yaya Toure nears Botafogo move Toure has had a nomadic career across Belgium, France, Greece, Spain, England and most recently China, winning several honours including one Champions League trophy, two La Liga titles and three Premier League titles among others. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure, has decided not to join Brazilian Serie A club Botafogo due to family reasons. Toure has been linked with the Brazilian top-flight in the last few weeks after helping Qingdao Huanghai win the Chinese League One title in his debut campaign. The 36-year-old was reportedly close to securing his first deal in South America but the club’s vice-president, Ricardo Rotenberg has issued an update regarding the move.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators MillionairesDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their Death2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more