New Grub on Campus

Looking to try something new?

With the hustle and bustle of a new school year, finding a place to eat that fits into your schedule and your dietary needs can be hard.

Sacred Heart University has opened Pio’s Kitchen, a new dining hall located at West Campus. This site provides a convenient new spot to grab a quick meal in between classes. 

Pio’s Kitchen offers a wide variety of food, including pasta, burgers, salad, deli and more. The name of the stations includes Back Bar Grill, Chef’s Table, Chop’d & Wrap’d,  Soup, and Beverages. There is even a station to customize coffee drinks.

Resident District Manager Mark Tammone said, “The menu designed by David Garcia, our Campus Executive Chef, features the Back Bar Grill with our number-one seller, the Mediterranean Smashed turkey burger, Chop’d & Wrap’d deli, a salad bar with over 35 toppings, and Chef’s Table, a cooked-to-order culinary destination that will rotate every two weeks. There are also Grab-and-Go items and house-made refreshers.”

Along with the new dining experience, cashierless kiosks have been introduced.  “Over the next few months, you will see the same kiosks installed at Linda’s and Theas Abbey” said Tammone.

Pio’s Kitchen had its grand opening on Sept. 6, which included food, raffles and giveaways. Samples of the food that was going to be part of their menu were served at the event including  salads, burgers and ice cream sandwiches. 

“We served nearly 500 guests in a three-hour period, and it was wildly successful,” said Tammone. “The café was decorated, and we handed out flavored popcorn with coupons attached that can be used at all dining locations on campus.”

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