The only meal options over the weekend are the Fresh Food Company and the Fountain Food Court, yet the Fountain Food Court is only open for a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday; on Saturday there is no meal swipe option at the food court because it is only open from noon until 7 p.m., making it difficult for students with little flex-dollars left to eat. On Sunday the food court is open from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. opening the meal swipe option for those with little flex-dollars, but still limiting students by not being open during lunchtime. While the Fresh Food Company is open on the weekends it is only open from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. making food unavailable to students who wake earlier than 10:30 a.m. on the weekends or who eat later than 7:30 p.m. Meal swipes are available at the Fresh Food Company 24/7 and are available at the food court after 8 p.m. A meal swipe is a method of buying food on campus, but when a student is trying to use a meal swipe in the food court at night there are rules. A swipe can only be used d...
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...more fresh and edible. If the food were better then I believe that more students would want to eat here instead of going elsewhere. This would, in turn, make meal swipes at other locations more possible because then students would eat anywhere, including upstairs Powell, and not completely stop going to the Fresh Food Company just because meal swipes at different locations became available.
In conclusion, EKU Dining has a lot of drawbacks and a lot of areas that can be improved upon with a little love and care and consideration to students. Not all students go home on the weekends and they should still have food available to them, not all students eat meat or dairy, not all students can eat wheat gluten. To make the dining experience at Eastern Kentucky University more enjoyable to all those who eat on campus, I hope that you take my propositions into consideration.
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