On Aug. 13, Director of Auxiliary Services, Victoria Ruzeski, announced the closure of Moe’s, due to a decline in sales.
Moe’s opened in 2016 to satisfy student demand for Mexican food. Now that Moe’s is closed, the dining hall will begin offering more Mexican-style dishes, such as burritos, tacos, and nachos.
Employees who previously worked at Moe’s will now be relocated to other areas of dining services.
This is not the first time GGC has announced the closure of a dining chain. In 2013, World of Wings and Quizno’s were dining options. After their closure, Subway was an option until it’s closing in 2016.
“We did not replace the vacant venue over the summer because we wanted to hear from the whole student body, not just those who attend in the summer,” Ruzeski said. “[We] needed a larger cross-section of the student population in order to make an informed decision that most benefits the student.”
In order for Auxiliary services to bring a new venue, input is required from the campus community.
Auxiliary Services plan on releasing a survey requesting feedback from students.
Auxiliary Services told The Globe that they plan on releasing a survey requesting feedback from students soon.
“We do not want to limit the survey to a set of options until we get more feedback.” Victoria Hansson, Auxillary Services director said.
They were not able to provide any more information about the survey, but they do plan to work with other parts of campus to get a consensus of what students may want.
“[Our] next step involves speaking with the Student Government Association, housing students, and focus groups before a survey is presented to the full student body,” Ruzeski said.
Ruzeski is currently taking feedback via firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, students will still have access to Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, and the dining hall.