Get your schmear on
After an extended hiatus, Einstein Bros. Bagels makes its return to campus with a new dining area, new menu options and a new look
?The frustration that many students felt when walking into Einstein Bros. Bagels expecting a hot, quick sandwich or grabbing a Scantron for a major test at the last minute and finding the “closed for construction” sign hanging from the doors has finally ended.
Einstein’s, located on the bottom floor of MSU, has a new look and is now a full service location. ?The major driving force behind these renovations is to make the bottom floor of MSU more easily accessible and to offer expanded services for students.
?“We wanted people to be able to walk from one side to the other without having to leave the building,” Victoria Fowler, marketing manager for auxiliary services, said.
The construction began in the mail room with brand-new mailboxes as well as a more efficient mailing system that will make services like shipping packages and printing copies available to students.
?As far as Einstein’s is concerned, the on-campus restaurant now has a new location and a more expansive dining area.
?“With this new layout, Einstein’s has the means to offer their full menu along with more tables for students to eat inside,” Fowler said. “The old Einstein’s space has been converted into a student lounge known as ‘The Lunchbox.’ In this lounge, students have the option to use their meal plan swipes on their Bobcat card to buy any grab-and-go meal during any hours of the day. Since The Max can’t offer this type of service, this grab-and-go option is seen by many students as a great convenience when they are in a hurry
?Fowler also said the reason the construction has been such a lengthy and time-consuming project is because Georgia College had to get the appropriate permits to get started on the renovations, in addition to conflicting construction schedules and routine health and fire inspections.
Despite the lengthy construction period, students appreciate the new dining option.
?“I’m excited that Einstein’s is finally open again because I love all of the different meal options that the restaurant provides. I don’t always have time or groceries to cook at my apartment so it’s nice to have another restaurant on campus where I can go and get something healthy to eat,” Sydney Jessup, junior nursing major, said.
The new dining option is especially popular among younger students.
?“Being a freshman, I feel like The Max is basically my lifeline to fully-cooked meals, but it’s not the only place that I want to eat at all of time, for every meal. Now, being able to use my meal swipes is not only going to give me somewhere else to eat but also save me more money,” Bridgett Armstrong, freshman exercise science major, said.