LMU partners with dining service


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HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) has entered into a partnership with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services and the food service management corporation will provide dining service at LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.

“Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services is excited and proud to partner with Lincoln Memorial University through its relationship with The Resource Group. We look forward to welcoming and serving the next generation of students at this respected university,” said Chartwells Regional Vice President Stuart Henning. “Our culinary experts will focus on preparing great tasting, healthy cuisine in dining environments that will bring all students together where hungry minds gather.”

Stanley Solomon was appointed director of dining services at LMU and will be relocating to the area from Fayetteville, Arkansas where he work for Chartwells at the University of Arkansas.

The residential dining location will include a variety of customized concepts or stations known as myPantry, Terra Ve, Hearthstone Oven, Bakers Crust, The Grill, Fresh Market, crEATe action station and The Kitchen. Each station serves a different variety of food from vegetarian cuisine to freshly baked pizza, baked goods, grilled foods, salads and deli offerings. A self-serve area set up like a real kitchen at home rounds off the resident dining hall. Many action stations are manned by chefs preparing and cooking customized dishes right in front of students. The installations will be available immediately and further updates and changes are slated throughout the fall.

Chartwells will be introducing the Splitters Club in place of the former WOW Café in the LMU Student Center. The newly reconfigured setting will be built upon the history of the campus so Railsplitters can dine in a unique atmosphere customized by the campus, for the campus. The Splitters Club is being designed as a destination where students can hang out and order fresh burgers, burritos, sizzling salads and chicken strips, to name a few options. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“This is an exciting change for our campus. Culinary teams will be enhancing the way food is displayed so students will be pleasantly surprised when they walk into resident dining this fall,” LMU President B. James Dawson said. “The University continues to look for ways to enhance all aspects of our academic community and we’re excited to welcome Chartwells to our community.”

The Campus Grounds will house a We Proudly Serve Starbucks installation and an enhanced grab and go offerings with On the Go. The Campus Grounds will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both Splitters Club and The Campus Grounds are open to the public.

Students will also have access to a dietitian through the “Ask a Dietitian” page on the new dining website known as DineonCampus at http://www.dineoncampus.com/lmu/show.cfm?cmd=_askDietitian.

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