Tufts expands campus food options

The reopened Commons Marketplace will feature five stations.

MEDFORD, Mass. — Tufts Dining Services will implement a number of updates to its dining operations at Tufts this year in response to feedback from faculty, staff and students. The updates include a renovation of the Commons Deli and Grill, which will be reopened as the Commons Marketplace later this fall.

Director of Dining and Business Services Patti Klos explained that the new Commons Marketplace will feature five platforms: tossed salads, panini and wraps, grilled and fried products, a hot and cold food bar and groceries and local items.

There will also be a greater variety of food selections both in the Commons as well as other dining areas around campus, with foods such as sushi, customizable sandwiches and burritos, artisan flatbreads and high protein drinks now available, according to Klos.

She added that there will also be new and better equipment available at the Commons.

“Our [original] equipment was old and slow, making customers wait for their food longer than is desirable, and not up to industry standards,” Klos told the Daily in an email.

She said that because of these changes, Jumbo Express has closed. Some of its elements will be incorporated into the Commons and other locations, including Hodgdon On-the-Run and the Tufts bookstore.



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