Take a look at five groundbreaking concepts that gave guests an array of exciting new dining options this year.
1. Acre Provisions
The University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., debuted an Eataly-inspired food hall that features three microconcepts, including a vegan butcher station.
Click here to see the full virtual tour of Acre Provisions.
2. Springfield Public Schools Culinary and Nutrition Center
When the nutrition team at Springfield Public Schools in Springfield, Mass., wanted to provide higher-quality, scratch-made meals for students, they constructed a 67,000-square-foot culinary and nutrition center to supply freshly made meals to the district’s 65 schools.
Click here to see the full virtual tour of Springfield Public Schools’ Culinary and Nutrition Center.
3. LSU Performance Nutrition Center
Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., opened a dining hall for student athletes, giving athletes a place to not only eat but also learn how to cook for themselves.
Click here to see the full virtual tour of LSU’s Performance Nutrition Center.
4. West Islip High School Bistro Cafe
Seniors at West Islip High School in West Islip, N.Y., have a cafe all to themselves that includes modern seating and an updated menu.
Click here to see the full virtual tour of the Bistro Cafe.
5. Owens Food Court
Owens Food Court at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., was renovated over the summer to include new global cuisines such as Indian, Italian and Mexican.
Click here to see the full virtual tour of Owens Food Court.