Amherst College grab-and-go location extends service

Students can choose from five entrée sandwiches.

Feb. 28—After an overwhelmingly positive response to its two-week trial this fall, a new grab and go location at Amherst College as been installed as a permanent program.

Running out of Schwemm’s Cafe, the location, called Grab-N-Go, extends the lunch period option for students by half an hour, Monday through Friday during class and exam periods. The program accommodates student meal plans, point plans and cash transactions so student and non-students can participate. Already, the program has drawn large numbers of students and non-student customers.

The Grab-N-Go program will incorporate a total of five items. Customers will be able to choose an entrée sandwich or salad, a beverage and three additional sides of their choice. The core item entrées include grilled chicken Caesar salad, garden vegetables and hummus with pita, roast turkey with aged white cheddar on a multigrain roll, Mediterranean vegetable wrap and a gluten-free turkey sandwich on multigrain bread.