New company to take over food services


TUSKEGEE, Alabama (January 4, 2013) — A new dining experience will be coming to the university community soon. Thompson Hospitality, one of the largest retail food and facilities management companies in the nation, will be assuming operation of the on-campus dining services and convenience store. According to its website, the business was recognized as “Company of the Year” in 2010 by Black Enterprise Magazine. 

In addition to providing food service for students in Chambliss Hall, the company will replace WOW Café and Wingery and Jazzman’s Café and Bakery in Margaret Murray Washington Hall. The new eateries are Austin Grille Express, a restaurant brand whose offerings include grilled and fried chicken wings, wraps and burgers and Marvelous Market, which will offer Starbucks Coffee Co. products and packaged salads and sandwiches. 

The former C-Store will now be known as Red Tails Landing convenience store. In addition to groceries and basics necessities, it will provide gourmet sandwiches, salads, pastries, fresh fruit and snack foods. Personal pan pizzas with authentic ingredients will also be available.

The Washington Hall locations and Red Tails Landing will offer daily specials, monthly promotions and frequency cards to encourage new and existing customers to visit more often.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies will be held for the new eateries and Red Tails Landing Jan. 8 starting at 9:30 a.m. They will be officially open for business Jan. 9. 

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