Dining Services adds options to eateries around campus
By Brendan Raleigh, Editor-in-Chief
Over this past year, Dining Services was given the challenge to bring added value to its operation. This year, Gettysburg College’s Dining Services Cash Operations have amped up their options for students to choose from and added a number of specials.
The everyday items at the Bullet Hole have changed. The Bullet Hole has added a new meat slicer for slicing turkey, ham, and provolone cheese every day. Burgers are available with a variety of cheeses, toppings and sauces. The Bullet Hole has also added several gluten-free options, a made-to-order pizza station and veggie burgers to the lineup. Ciabatta rolls are now available at the subline, while bagels are available all day long.
One of the new additions is the International Special available at Bullet every Thursday. Referred to as “Passport Thursday,” features meals from Ireland, Germany, Sweden and more.
If a student purchases 12 out of the 15 specials, they will be awarded a “Passport Thursday” t-shirt at the beginning of next semester.
There is also now an order to the specials at Bullet: Monday is Pasta Day, every Tuesday is a Sandwich, every Wednesday is some kind of bowl, every Thursday is Passport Thursday and Friday is of course, Chicken Finger Friday.
The new changes have also affected Servo Thanksgiv-ing. Last fall, Dining Services started the “Turkey Palooza” during the lineup of Servo’s Thanksgiving Dinner. They offered free Hot Apple Cider, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake Fries from the Food Truck on Stine Lake.
“We will only get better each year in serving the students at Gettysburg College,” said Amy Ellicott, Dive Supervisor for Dining Services. “We feel the students have received our new Thanksgiving lineup party well.”
The Dive has also added smoothie options that use all natural products. They have also added new menu items this semester, such as the Outside Smoke, a sandwich created by the college’s swim team and the JackWagon, a sandwich created by the football team. Sushi is also now available as a meal.
Dining Services have also expanded their social media and advertising presences in order to reach the student body more efficiently.
The Bullet Hole has seen improved numbers this year, reaching an all-time high of about 2,000 transactions per day.