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Jose Andres’ veg-centric Beefsteak comes to Northwestern University

Compass Group is partnering with Andres and others for new food options at the university’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
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Compass Group and Northwestern Dining are partnering to bring new food concepts to Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine this fall. Anchoring the lineup is Beefsteak, the veggie-focused fast casual from renowned chef and humanitarian Jose Andres. Starbucks, Slice Pizzeria and Smart Market vending will join Beefsteak, along with a rotating roster of local restaurant popups managed by Compass brand Foodworks.

“We’re thrilled to work with brands like Beefsteak by Chef Jose Andres, Foodworks, Slice and other partners to bring an innovative range of food choices to the medical school community,” said Heather Campbell, vice dean for finance and administration at the Feinberg School, in a statement. “Our goal was to provide high-quality, convenient and competitively priced dining options that accommodate a variety of dietary preferences.”

Beefsteak’s menu focuses on plant-forward bowls that can be customized with flash-cooked vegetables, healthy grains, housemade sauces and top-quality proteins. This is the fast casual’s first outpost in Illinois.

Foodworks operates popups out of three other locations at Northwestern: Northwestern Technological Institute, the Kellogg School of Management and Norris University Center.

“We strive to offer on-trend menus that resonate with the campus community, and these partners reflect that,” Jennifer Byrdsong, vice president of operations with Compass Group at Northwestern, said in a statement.

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