Crossroads Café revived

University Center receives new food centers

By Lela Howard
On October 10, 2014

Photo by Marsalis Mahome: Sherry Foster makes a wrap at Chop’d &
Wrap’d, Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The Houston Harte University Center has recently revamped its Crossroads Café food stations to gain both diverse and healthy choices.

The new food centers include Subway, 2mato, Chop’d & Wrap’d, and Market Carvery.

Richard Gonzalez is the director of Dining Service Chartwells at Angelo State University and was in charge of selecting new restaurants for the UC.

“We needed to change things up in the UC,” Gonzalez said. “The University wanted a new meal plan and with the new plans, we wanted new venues.”

ASU wanted to keep the home cooking aspect in sight like in Roscoe’s Den and the cafeteria, so they put in Market Carvery.

“We wanted a healthier option in Crossroads Café and decided that Chop’d and Wrap’d would fit that need,” Gonzalez said. “Asian Werks, The Fresh Grille and Chick-fil-a have always been popular with the students, and we did not want to change those concepts.” Subway took the place of Blimpie’s Sandwich Shop.

Subway on campus serves sandwiches as well as salads and flatizzas. 2mato serves pizza, calzone, stromboli, flatbreads and pasta. The Italian Joint is a universitywide restaurant.

Chop’d and Wrap’d is a nutritional wrap and salad shop. There are several choices of wraps and salads to choose from and students can create their own salad as well.

Courtney Williams, junior, enjoyed a ranch chicken wrap from the new station, “I like the food and the prices were average,” Williams said. “I will probably go back again.”

Market Carvery serves home-cooked meals like spaghetti, enchiladas, casseroles and meats. Asian Werks continues to serve stir fry but has added sushi to their menu, and students love it.

Dalton Miller, junior, has tried the new menu item and says that it is “overall, grade A sushi.”

“We had the opportunity to have AFC Sushi come down and help us out this semester,” Gonzalez said.

Subway and 2mato are located outside of the snack bar where the buffet used to be. Chop’d & Wrap’d is where Blimpie’s Sandwich Shop was. Market Carvery is where Asian Werks used to be, and Asian Werks has relocated to where the pizza place, “Trattoria,” once stood.

Students can pay for their meals by using cash, credit card or meal plans. However, the Gold Meal plans “may only be used once per day Monday- Friday on a meal exchange option,” Gonzalez said.

Don’t worry fast food fans; Chickfil- a and Fresh Grille are still at the Crossroads Café.

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