PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 29, 2017) – Serving more than 3 million higher education students each school year, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and facilities partner on more than 500 campuses, is welcoming students back to school with new plant-based menu items and solutions to assist students with dietary restrictions or those following special diets.
Gen Z college students expect the modern lifestyle they know and love will carry over into their campus experience. Aramark’s team of more than 500 chefs and registered dietitians develop menu items using flavors and food trends from around the world, in-depth research and healthy, fresh and authentic ingredients, to meet the ever-changing needs of students.
“Aramark’s chefs and dietitians keep their fingers on the pulse of students’ on-campus dining preferences. That knowledge, coupled with current food trends, provides solid direction for menu planning for the upcoming school year,” said Pat Boggs, president of Aramark’s Higher Education business. “With 64% of students agreeing healthy eating is an important part of their lives , it was important that health be a driving force behind what’s new on campus this fall.”
Packing a Punch with Plant-Based Ingredients
Vegetarian and vegan items account for more than 30 percent of main dishes served on the menus of the campuses Aramark serves. Aramark’s culinarians have developed great tasting vegetarian and vegan menu items for the new school year. These delicious tasting plant-based recipes have added health benefits and provide creative menu solutions for the students looking for meatless options.
Some highlights include:
The newest concepts being introduced this fall include the following, which join 12 other Restaurant Rotation concepts already in rotation on campuses.
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