Commons Café Photos courtesy of Parkhurst Dining
The newly redesigned Commons Café now specializes in deluxe chopped salads.

Deli-turned-salad-station big success at Bucknell

Sales, checks and check average all grew substantially after the concept switch, along with satisfaction scores.

The Commons Café on the south side of the Bucknell University campus was first opened in the fall of 2015 to accommodate expanded residential housing in the area. Originally operating as a miniature version of the largest retail location on campus, although with a different menu, it offered deli sandwiches, flatbreads, a grill serving burgers and hot dogs and some entrees.

Unfortunately, sales numbers and traffic counts were below projections over the course of the 2015-2016 sc

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