FoodService Director's top virtual tours of 2018

University of Washington Dining Destination

Read on for a look inside five new foodservice concepts that made waves this year. 

Photograph: University of Washington

Suwannee Room

Suwannee Dining Hall Florida State

A 105-year-old dining hall at Florida State University underwent a 6-month renovation before reopening this year.

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Photograph: Florida State University

The Foundry

The Foundry Dining Hall

A new eatery at Colorado State University boasts eight mico-restaurants, resembling a food hall.

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Photograph: Colorado State University 

The Study at Hedrick

UCLA dining hall

This mixed-use space at The University of California at Los Angeles hits on a number of C&U trends.

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Photograph: UCLA

Brother James Gaffney Student Center

Lewis University Aviation Dining Hall

A new building at Lewis University includes a dining hall and convenience store, and is an homage to the school’s flight program.

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Photographs: FSD Staff

University Table

University of Washington Dining Destination

The University of Washington’s new eatery is a 28,000-square-foot “dining destination.”

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Photograph: University of Washington 

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