University Dining Increases Food Choices for Campus Community
New Program Offers Diners with Comet, Green Meal Plans to Exchange Dining Hall Meals with Retail Options

Staff at IHOP Express

The new IHOP Express in Parking Structure 3 includes indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

From new spots for pancakes and breakfast burritos to convenient checkouts and revamped menus, UT Dallas Dining options have expanded for the fall 2015 semester.

Fall dining hours have officially begun with a host of new food options on campus.

Following extensive renovations over the summer, the Student Union now offers several new retail dining locations, including Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop in the Comet Café, and Panda Express, Moe's Southwest Grill, a larger Chick-fil-A, and 2Mato, which features pizza and pasta, in the Student Union Food Court.

Each retail venue in the Student Union now has its own checkout counter for increased efficiency. Additionally, the Student Union Food Court seating area — formerly used only for Student Union Dining Hall patrons — is now open seating for dining, studying and collaboration.

Other additions include an IHOP Express in Parking Structure 3 and a Breakfast Burrito Cart located on the walkway between the Administration Building and Green Hall.

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This map shows the entrances to the Student Union and the Student Union Food Court.

Shop UTD Event Sept. 3

Shop UTD is an opportunity to get to know the goods and services available to students on campus. The event will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in the atrium of the Visitor Center and University Bookstore. It will feature informational booths, special discounts at the University Bookstore and UTD Tech Store, food samples, a photo booth, games, giveaways and a DJ. 

Additionally, the University Bookstore has established a Price Match Promise for college textbooks. To learn more, view the flier.

What’s New at UT Dallas

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Open daily, IHOP Express offers indoor and patio seating and a large menu with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Two parking spaces on the first level of PS3 have been designated as to-go parking for IHOP Express customers.

The Breakfast Burrito Cart will be open from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and will serve potato-egg-and-cheese, bacon-egg-and-cheese and sausage-egg-and-cheese burritos, as well as water, juice and Illy Issimo cappuccino.

The Pub and the UT Dallas Food Truck also are rolling out new menus this semester

The Pub has transitioned to a gastropub, offering appetizers, chopped salads, specialty burgers and sandwiches, and desserts. Vegetarian options are available and several menu items feature local ingredients, such as a signature burger blend, locally made bread and Texas produce. Items range in variety from edamame hummus and Texas beer-battered onion rings, to a soy ginger salmon salad and brisket burger. Sweets include hot-and-fresh doughnut holes and Dr Pepper S’mores cake.

The UT Dallas Food Truck now features four varieties of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches for $5 each. Zapp’s Potato Chips and drinks are also available. The truck will be located outside the McDermott Library between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In addition, Papa John’s is now serving wings and breadsticks, and the Convenience Store has expanded its frozen meal section with more vegan and vegetarian options that are halal.

Also starting this fall, customers with the Comet and Green meal plans will be able to take advantage of a new Meal Exchange program that allows users to trade one dining hall meal swipe per day for a retail meal combo at participating locations. 

Spirit Fridays will continue at Dining Hall West with $5 lunch for those who wear green, orange or UT Dallas clothing. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Dining Hall West will run from Lot R and the Activity Center between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday throughout the semester.

For more information, visit the UT Dallas Dining Services website, and follow dining updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].