University of Akron outsources dining to Aramark

University of Akron outsources dining to Aramark

Company will invest $7 million over next three years and add high-impact commercial brands like Steak 'n Shake and Chick-fil-A.

The University of Akron (UA) has engaged Aramark to operate its campus dining services, the first time an outside company will run the in-house foodservice operation in the school’s 145 year history.

The move is part of a cost-cutting initiative announced earlier this year to save $40 million over three years. The Aramark deal is expected to contribute about $800,000 to that goal over the same

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