New Dining Company Replaces Aramark on Campus

Source: Univeristy of Texas-Tyler Patriot Talon, September 1, 2016

The University has expanded dining options, such as tacos and upgraded convenient store, beginning this school year by hiring a new company in charge of food on campus. The company is called Sodexo and it has replaced the previous leadership of Aramark.  Sodexo is bringing with it better quality and selection in the Met, facility upgrades to the C-Store, later upgrades to Chick-fil-A and Subway, Wholly Habaneros and Einstein Brothers Bagels, University Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Business Officer William O’Donnell said. … O’ Donnell said the contract with Aramark was expiring and the University had to accept proposals from other interested companies.   “Five companies submitted proposals to operate the UT Tyler dining operation.  The campus was seeking the best option to provide quality food, reasonable pricing and better catering for the benefit of students, faculty and staff,” O’Donnell said.  Sodexo was chosen because there would be no increase in the meal plan rates for students, food quality would improve, its selection and service and quality catering, O’Donnell added. …