There are some exciting changes happening in University Dining Services this year.
2018-2019 Meal Plan Updates
- Kent State University Dining Services now offers a variety of meal plans tailored to promote the health and well-being of students while complementing their busy schedules. These meal plans were designed specifically for Kent State students to be convenient, flexible and loaded with options. For more information on new meal plans, please visit the 2018-2019 Meal Plan page.
- University Dining Services has made updates to the reusable To-Go Program. Students with Gold, Blue or Flash 200 plans will receive a free to-go container for any of the all-you-care-to-eat Dining Halls on campus.
- Meal Exchange locations have been expanded. Students can now use Meal Exchange at Rosie’s Diner, Eastway Deli, Munchies Market Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe or The CUE Express.
- Another exciting change for the Fall semester has been be the removal of the 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. meal plan restriction in The HUB. Students are now able to use their declining balance dollars at any time in all HUB dining locations.
eastway cafe renovations
Eastway Fresh Food Company is now open! Students visiting Eastway Fresh Food Company can now swipe their FLASHcard and have full access into the updated all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. Guests are able to watch their food be cooked fresh, right in front of them at the Transformation Kitchen, Vegan & Vegetarian Station, Produce Market & Deli, Home Zone and Grill Station.
Renderings of The Eastway Fresh Food Company
The Market and prentice renovations
The Market and Prentice Cafe have also been renovated and are now open! Both dining halls are all-you-care-to-eat dining locations and offer fresh, new menu offerings. Students entering The Market or Prentice Cafe can swipe their FLASHcard and have full access into the updated all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. The Market has also extended hours through dinner Monday through Thursday.
Renderings of Kent Market 2 and Prentice Cafe
Golden Flash Bistro and EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS Renovations
Two additional locations in the Kent Student Center recieved updates over the summer. The Golden Flash Bistro, located on the first floor of the Student Center, has been completely renovated and now features Mediterranean-branded concept OLILO by Cat Cora. OLILO offers a delicious, healthy, made-your-way menu, featuring Mediterranean tastes and flavors. The concept was created by world-renowned “Iron Chef” Cat Cora, who made television history in 2005 when she became the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. The name OLILO pays tribute to Chef Cora’s Greek heritage and is derived from “olives” and “olive oil,” a staple of Mediterranean cooking.
Einstein Bros. Bagels in The HUB has also been renovated to enhance the overall look and feel of this location.
Seasoned Markets now open at REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Two new Seasoned Markets have opened at Kent State University Regional Academic Center and Kent State University East Liverpool. The Seasoned Markets serve an assortment of sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacks, coffee and convenience items for students to grab on the go!
New Starbucks location on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade
Construction has been completed for the new fully-licensed Starbucks location on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade. The location showcases beautiful pieces of art, including one designed by Kent State Graduate Student, Shannon Hamilton. We are excited to share her story about this project and how University Dining Services helped her discover her purpose. The location is now open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Renderings of Starbucks
Have questions ?
If you have any other questions about renovations or meal plans, you can contact University Dining Services by calling (330) 672-2541 or by emailing email@example.com.