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Beyond the 50 Power Players: University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Dining Head: Dave Sauers, resident district manager
Total Enrollment: 31,964
Students Living on Campus: 6,611
No. of Meal Plans Sold: 8,082
Annual Dining Program Revenues: $23.5 million
Cost Range of Residential Meal Plans: $1,310-1,601/semester
No. of Residential Dining Halls/Commons: 2
No. of Retail Outlets: 27
Management: Sodexo
Phone: (803) 777-4161
Sustainability is a focus of Carolina Dining, which encourages recycling, features local produce in its operations when in season and participates in the Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market with unique dishes using local produce.

Notable campus dining venues include the Market 101 healthy c-store, specialty salad bar and outdoor grill featuring the popular Carolina Bird Dog (a fried chicken tender on a hot dog bun with toppings like cheese and bacon) and Global Café in the new Moore School of Business, a destination dining spot featuring international cuisines from visiting Sodexo chefs from across the globe.

Carolina Dining also incorporates Sodexo’s FM Best Concept winning Mindful health and wellness program in its residential dining and retail locations and participates in Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Food Drive by selling $1 donation cards, Stop Hunger T-shirts and hosting a Stop Hunger pep rally.

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