University of New Hampshire's Dairy Bar honored by NACUFS

The university's Dairy Bar receives retail award.

July 29—A restaurant dedicated to good, healthy food, excellent service, and sustainability has been recognized by its peers as one of the best of its kind in the United States and Canada.

A local retail operation run by UNH Dining Services also doubling as a train station, the UNH Dairy Bar recently won a silver dining award in the “Retail Sales – Single Concept” category in the National Association of College & University Food Services annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards competition. Also competing in the same category were the University of Missouri, which received a gold award, and the University of Massachusetts, with a bronze win.

UNH also won a silver award in the “Residential Dining Special Event” category for its first-ever Harry Potter Night, which was held in Holloway Commons Dining Hall.

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