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Dining teamed up with an engineering class to help alleviate wait times at Lemongrass.

Purdue teams up with students to improve operations

Problems continue to be solved by a unique partnership between dining and students, including a 23 percent wait-time reduction in one of the school’s busiest retail outlets, Lemongrass.

Last year, a visit to Lemongrass—a Far East-themed retail outlet with a sushi counter—at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., took much longer from the time the student walked through the door until they received their order. But this year, wait times have dropped by 23 percent thanks to an academic partnership between Purdue Dining & Catering and the school’s Industrial Engineering 431 Senior Design Capstone Project.

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