By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
With each new year, Centre ushers in new changes and campus renovations. This fall, campus will receive one of the biggest changes since the construction of Brockman Commons.
Over the summer, construction will begin to add Sandella’s Flatbread Café to the current Hall of Fame Café.
Sandella’s is a café restaurant originally based out of Redding, Connecticut. The menu started with simple but delicious sandwiches on baguettes and artisan breads.
Today, however, both the menu and the locations of Sandella’s have evolved. Now the company has university restaurants in over 32 states.
The decision to bring a new dining option to Centre came from the ever-growing campus population. One of the goals of Sandella’s is to help relieve some of the pressure from Cowan.
With more food and drink options, Sandella’s will hopefully become a more frequented lunch and dinner place for students.
Along with this, the meal plans for next year have been slightly altered to help accommodate this goal. The meal plans have an added amount of flex dollars ranging from $75 to $945 so students can easily purchase any of the tasty Sandella’s treats.
The menu has also expanded to include wraps, paninis, quesadillas, grilled flatbreads, salads, rice bowls, and many other delicious offerings.
However, some of Sandella’s signature dishes include the grilled pizza flatbreads, rice bowls, and breakfast choices.
The grilled pizza flatbreads are designed for the busy student. Items like the Hawaiian Grilled Flatbread with ham, bacon, pineapple, red onions, and cheese are quickly cooked and ready to take to class in a matter of minutes.
The rice bowls are one of Sandella’s more distinctive dishes. While there are several variations on the delicacy, each one begins with a serving of brown rice and fresh ingredients inside of a toasted flatbread shell.
Considering that many students currently utilize Jazzman’s for breakfast items, the new Sandella’s menu will include things like the Western Omelet Panini with eggs, mushrooms, green peppers, red onions, tomatoes, and Cheddar Jack cheese inside of Sandella’s signature flatbread panini.
Since Sandella’s does not provide coffee products, the Hall of Fame will be brewing Starbucks coffee similar to the options at the Grill for the coffee-needy student.
No matter what choice you make, know that all of Sandella’s flatbred products are All-Natural, fat-free, trans-fat free and low in calories. They also offer a number of gluten-free options for the increasing number of gluten-intolerant students.