College partners with Parkhurst for new campus dining plan

Grove City College students will have a new menu this fall as the College has contracted with Parkhurst Dining to provide on-campus dining services.

Beginning this summer, Parkhurst will provide student cafeteria service in Hicks and MAP cafes, on-campus catering, and banquet services, as well as operate the new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening this fall in the Breen Student Union. The new provider promises an exciting food culture for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Homestead, Pa.-based Parkhurst Dining is part of the beloved regional restaurant chain, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc.

“We’re excited to partner with Parkhurst to provide the College community with an outstanding dining experience. Parkhurst has a great track record of providing delicious and healthy options across the spectrum of campus dining options. Beginning next fall, our students will experience some remarkable innovations that will enhance life at GCC,” College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said.

Student meal plan costs will not change as a result of the new dining service provider and Parkhurst plans to retain current employees.

Parkhurst serves clients in 15 states in the Midwest and Northeast, including Mercyhurst University, Robert Morris University, Duquesne University, and Chatham University.

Parkhurst works to “adopt the culture, traditions, and spirit” of the campus community while bringing creative and innovative dining to “dazzle and delight students,” according to its website. The company prides itself on seeking and responding to feedback to ensure “the dining program is an asset and highlight to the university experience.”

The company focuses on quality, sustainability, and craftsmanship as it tailors highly customized programs to meet the needs of each client. “We aim to nourish, comfort, and excite through our food offerings every single day,” Parkhurst pledges.

College partners with Parkhurst for new campus dining plan

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