This August, Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, replaced its Quaker Steak & Lube with a new dining spot called The Patio. “When we talked with guests about creating a new location for this space, many people told us they wanted to see their favorite, delicious options at a lower price point,” says Kevin Moodhe, Aramark marketing manager. “The Patio offers lower cost while offering more creativity and customization than the previous menu.”
As part of the location’s makeover, the Patio now also includes extensive gaming and entertainment spaces mixed in with seating. “These games were brought in to help elevate the location as an inclusive, student-centric dining location,” says Moodhe. The Patio, open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, is also on GrubHub to facilitate off-premise dining.