Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

JUL 2019

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72 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES JULY 2019 ONSITE PROFILE Recongured and Rebranded Concepts Reactivating the Norris University Center seemed appropriate when Compass Group joined the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Ill., in July 2018. "We're offering an eclectic menu that meets the unique needs of the students, faculty and staff in an engag- ing and inviting atmosphere that helps connect the Northwestern community at the Norris Center," says Jennifer Byrdsong, vice president of operations with Chartwells Higher Education, a subsidiary of Compass Group, the foodservice provider at Northwestern. In order to improve the guest experi- ence, designers opened up the existing Norris University Center dining space to ease congestion and provide better access to themed concepts. They also converted the operation from a central pay system to a retail system in which guests order and pay at each concept. The center's themed concepts were recon- ‰gured and rebranded. Now each area comple- ments its respective food theme, while a cohesive design palette of warm wood tones and neutral, light colors provides a backdrop for bursts of the Northwestern purple throughout the space. Food variety and menu offerings include a combination of national brands and an expanded market that Norris University Center, Northwestern University | By Donna Boss | Photos courtesy of Northwestern University Dining

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