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Beyond the 50 Power Players: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Dining Head: Karen DeVet, director of university dining services
Total Enrollment: 48,308
Students Living on Campus: 7,100
No. of Meal Plans Sold: 6,500
Annual Dining Program Revenues: $45 million
Cost Range of Residential Meal Plans: $1,750-$2,100/semester
No. of Residential Dining Halls/Commons: 7
No. of Retail Outlets: 38
Management: Aramark
Phone: (612) 626-7626

The sprawling UM Twin Cities campus boasts seven residential restaurants, five of them on its East Campus. The eateries have different operating hours and menus based on their communities. One, Centennial Dining Hall, offers late-night service until midnight five days of the week. All students living in the school’s nine traditional residence halls must purchase a meal plan.

Retail dining offers an extensive mix of national, local and house-branded concepts. National brands on campus include Panda Express, Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s, Subway, Starbucks, Caribou, Einstein’s and Jamba Juice, along with a Freshii healthy foods station. Two Subway locations take online orders.

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