September 29, 2020
Students ordering food from digital screens

The University contracted with Chartwells Higher Education in August as part of a new effort to transform the on-campus dining experience. Chartwells, operating under the name The Catholic University of America Dining Services, will work in partnership with Catholic University to create a leading dining service program that emphasizes quality, safety, variety, value, student success, and forward-thinking innovations. 

As part of this student-centric program approach, students can experience enhancements across campus, including an updated and renovated convenience store, The Pryz Market, featuring fresh and ready-to-eat sandwiches, wraps, salads, protein plates, sweet and salty snacks, and household items. 

Within the Pryzbyla Center Food Court, Burger 202 features a local flavor and Build Pizza offers fast and fresh pizza. Chef’s Table features rotating homestyle selections with soup, while AFC Sushi remains a popular option for sushi. The popular quick-service Chick-fil-A station and Which Wich customizable sandwich station remain in the Food Court.

The Student Restaurant has become The Eatery, with a new emphasis on offering healthy foods made from scratch. Menu items are clearly labeled with nutritional information so students can make safe and healthy dining choices. The Eatery is expected to open for the 2021 spring semester.

Murphy’s Grill remains an on-campus restaurant and pub for students and faculty, and is currently available for take-out ordering only. 

Students can look forward to special dining events this semester including cooking classes and other surprises. The D.I.Y. and Teaching Kitchen events allow students to prepare their own snacks and meals, with ingredients picked up at dining locations and virtual instructions from one of the dining services’ chefs. “Love, Catholic University Dining” events are a part of Chartwells’ “Love, Chartwells” company-wide practice where students are surprised with treats throughout the day. Events are listed on the Dine on Campus website

Several technological improvements and advancements have been made in the dining areas on campus. New kiosks in the dining areas for the Burger 202 and Create stations allow guests to place orders before entering the Food Court in order to reduce wait times and expedite the ordering process. 

In November, dining services will be launching the “Get” app, which will allow mobile ordering on campus. Guests of dining services are also encouraged to download the Dine on Campus app to view daily menus for each of the dining locations on campus, meet the staff, and provide feedback.