The University of Chicago piloted a Saturday night free meal program to determine if dining services needs to expand services to weekends

The University of Chicago piloted a Saturday night free meal program to determine if dining services needs to expand services to weekends.

University of Chicago pilots Saturday night dining club

The university-funded pilot was designed to gauge students' interest in a Saturday night, on-campus dining option.

Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood features an eclectic selection of ethnic restaurants, coffee shops, delis, pizzerias and neighborhood pubs.

It’s also home to The University of Chicago where two residential dining commons, 14 cafes and two retail locations run by Aramark, the school’s foodservice provider, cater to more than 3,300 students on meal plans.

“Traditionally, we close residential dining commons on Saturday nights,” says Richard Mason, executive director of U

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