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Beyond the 50 Power Players: Illinois State University

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Dining Head: Arlene Hosea, director of campus dining services
Total Enrollment: 20,615
No. of Students Living on Campus: 6,200
No. of Meal Plans Sold: 7,900
Annual Dining Program Revenues: $29 million
Cost Range of Residential Meal Plans: $2,051-$2,344/semester
No. of Residential Dining Halls/Commons: 2
No. of Retail Outlets: 7
Management: self-operated
Phone: (309) 438-8351

ISU Dining started migrating toward a cashless approach by no longer accepting cash in five dining outlets, including the two residential dining commons and three retail outlets, beginning last August. Retail dining includes a heavy mix of familiar national brands such as Burger King, Subway, Jamba Juice, Pizza Hut and Einstein Bros. Bagels. The two residential dining centers are both open until 10 p.m. weekdays.

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