Miami University welcomes new restaurants to campus

Seven dining options will be open for business on campus this year.

Sept. 5—While you would be hard pressed to find a Miami University student who is not sick of the construction on campus, this week brings the unveiling of one of the new additions, the Maplestreet Station. Located on Southeast Quad, students living in surrounding dorms will be particularly happy about this, as it comes with the opening of seven new dining options.

“I think the students will enjoy the variety of food choices along with the long hours at Maplestreet,” senior student manager McKenzie McDonald said. “We offer seven different restaurants that house a multitude of different gourmet and simple dining options.”

Beginning this week, four of the seven dining options in Maplestreet will be open for business:

Red Brick Pizza: 18” pizza pies available by the slice.

Delish: a submarine sandwich shop allowing you to design your own creation.

Encounter: an upscale burger, fries and shake place where diners write their order on a slip at their table.

Patisserie: an a la carte pastry and sweets shop that will also serve coffee.

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