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Beyond the 50 Power Players: University of Oklahoma*

University of Oklahoma*
Norman, OK

Dining Head: Frank Henry, director of food services
Total Enrollment: 27,292
No. of Students Living on Campus: 6,525
No. of Meal Plans Sold: 4,965
Annual Dining Program Revenues: $32 million
Cost Range of Residential Meal Plans: $2052-$2340/semester
No. of Residential Dining Halls/Commons: 2
No. of Retail Outlets: 22
Management: self-operated
Phone: (405) 325-2511
* Data for Norman campus only.

The core of residential dining on the OU campus is Couch Restaurants, an FM Best Concept Award winner when it opened five years ago, featuring 14 unique restaurant concepts in an AYCTE format—including the country’s only AYCTE Chick-fil-A unit. There’s also a Chick-fil-A in the Memorial Union, where the largest concentration of retail dining options on campus also includes Quizno’s, Sbarro and Starbucks outlets. Cate Restaurants has Mexican (Taco Mayo), grill (Ruthie’s), all-day breakfast (Oliver’s) and sandwich/salad (O’Henry’s) concepts.

OU Dining is also among the leaders in the college market in incorporating online ordering into its array of services. Using the Tapingo platform, students can preorder and pay for food at nine campus retail outlets, including five in the Memorial Union.

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