Salem State University Announces New Dining Services Partner

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;$ARMKlt;/agt;–After a competitive RFP process and careful consideration, Salem State
University selected Aramark as its new Dining Services partner effective
June 1, 2019.

“Salem State University sought a partner committed to carrying out our
vision for a re-imagined dining experience on our campus,” said Karen
House, vice president of finance and facilities at Salem State
University. “Our Dining Task Force, along with campus leaders in finance
and facilities and student life, were impressed with Aramark’s ability
to offer high quality foods, innovative concepts and an outstanding

Based on input from students, faculty and staff, Aramark will focus on
delivering a new vision for dining on campus that includes: greater food
option variety such as a Panera Bread in its retail food court,
authentic cultural offerings, expanded options for individuals with food
allergies and other dietary restrictions, and a “Create Kitchen,” that
enables students to receive cooking instruction and make meals

The program features reimagined dining spaces, increased dining hours
across campus, and 24/7 anytime dining. It also includes innovative
commuter meal plans, allowing commuter students greater access to the
same dining opportunities of those living on campus.

”We are proud to partner with Salem State University to transform the
campus dining experience for students, faculty and staff,” said Jeff
Gilliam, President of Aramark’s Higher Education Division. “There will
be many enhancements made on campus for the fall semester and beyond.”

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world
champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the
world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and
cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around
the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and
nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,
facilities management and uniforms. We work to put our sustainability
goals into action by focusing on initiatives that engage our employees,
empower healthy living, preserve our planet and build local communities.
Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by
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About Salem State University

Salem State University, established in 1854, is a comprehensive, public
institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of
Boston, Massachusetts. One of the largest state universities in the
Commonwealth, Salem State enrolls more than 8,000 undergraduate and
graduate students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and graduate
programs that offer degrees in 24 fields. The university also has a
continuing education division that offers both credit and non-credit
programs. Known for the academic strength of its faculty, Salem State
was named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2011 and for the
2016-2017 academic year. The university is designated a Top College and
University by Military Advanced Education and a Best for Vets College by
Military Times. Salem State proudly participates in the National Study
of Learning, Voting, and Engagement and has shown a student voting rate
well above the national average, earning the university a silver seal
from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.


Chris Collom

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