The new on-campus vendors at Marvin Center and Shenkman Hall will offer fresh, healthy options.
Panera Bread will open a bakery-café on the first floor of Marvin Center in the space formerly occupied by J Street and will offer a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods.
Additionally, Teashi will open in the Shenkman Hall food court with a focus on Asian-style foods and beverages, including whole-grain rice bowls, teppanyaki, noodle soup, sushi roll, dim-sum, smoothies and bubble tea.
Opening dates are expected to be announced this summer. Both vendors will accept GWorld and participate in the university’s Meal Deals program.
Panera and Teashi join several other new dining partners, including five fast-casual restaurants—Wiseguy NY Pizza, Beef ’n’ Bread, Chick-fil-A, GRK Fresh Greek and Sol Mexican Grill—that opened in the lower level of District House, and Peet’s Coffee, which is located near the Eye Street building entrance on the ground level.
Point Chaud Café and Crêpes also recently opened on the ground floor of Duquès Hall and offers sweet and savory crêpes, paninis, Lavazza coffee, tea, European sodas and gelato. And George’s Market, a grab-and-go option that opened last fall on the lower level of the Marvin Center, offers food and selected hot and iced Starbucks beverages.
Adding more vendors further expands the convenient, on-campus options available to students under GW’s flexible and affordable open dining plan, said Alicia Knight, senior associate vice president of operations.
“In the past year we’ve made additions that offer a wider variety of choices and affordable Meal Deals, which helps students get the most mileage out of their Dining Cash,” Ms. Knight said.
The university also continues to make improvements to the former Columbian Square eating area on the ground floor of the Marvin Center. Phase two of the project—which aims to create a “living room” space—will begin this summer and expand the amount of space available to students for gathering, studying and eating in the Marvin Center.