University of Maine adds new restaurant extension to Bears Den

The table service option will be available Monday through Friday from 4:30- 7 p.m.

ORONO, Maine—In high school, you’ve got the lunch line, trays and pigs in a blanket inside the cafeteria. In college, you’ve got a seemingly infinite supply of pizza, ice cream, cereal and all of your favorite home-style recipes inside dining halls. Then, you grow up and restaurants become the destination to splurge.

It’s the circle of dining. But what if you could combine the latter two?

Now you can.

Last week, UMaine Dining began serving students, and guests, outside the Bear’s Den Café & Pub in a new, restaurant-style extension of the dining facility. Director of Dining Operations Kathy Kittridge hopes it will offer something different.