QU dining helps satisfy late night cravings

It’s fair to say that we all have late-night cravings 

Most would go to local food chains like Wendy’s, Culvers, Or McDonalds but the time it takes to stop the hunger is delayed by long lines of other individuals with the same ravenous appetites.

Not to mention it can be a bit pricey continuously buying food every night to fulfill those groanings. We all know that being a full-time college student makes it difficult to manage money. Going out with friends and having no job can be strenuous on one’s wallet.

Luckily for students that live on campus, there is no need to spend your personal money on food. Students with meal plans also have additional money that is added to each of their IDs called flex dollars that allow them to purchase items from the student store or through late-night dining.

Late night is open on weekdays from 8 to 10 p.m. and has a plethora of options on their menu from finger foods to hot sandwiches. They even supply vegan burgers for those particularly special individuals who don’t like meat as well as gluten-free buns.

Students have the opportunity to customize their meals to their liking. All they have to do is go up to the grill master and tell them how they want their food to be prepped. There is a hidden menu at late night as well. These items were made by students over the years that have gotten creative with their meals. One of my favorite meals, in particular, is the steak fries. 

“Late night is sometimes better than the actual food in the cafe,” Jaaron Taylor, a transfer senior at QU said. “It’s probably my most favorite part of the day.”

The options at late night may not be the healthiest, but they sure are the tastiest. Some of the meals that they have to offer are mozzarella sticks, Philly steak sandwiches, Philly chicken sandwiches, chicken sandwiches (fried and grilled), chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, and chicken tenders.

“Here at Chartwells, we love to make sure our students are taken care of,” Joe Bordewick, assistant manager, said. “We have a lot of options for students with gluten problems for instance, and our chefs here do a very good job of making them just as tasty as the other options.”

There are different amounts of flex dollars for each student based on their meal plan. According to QU’s website, an “All Access” resident charge includes an all-access meal plan with $100 flex dollars. A “30 Flex”  resident charge includes 30 meal swipes with a $75 flex dollar meal plan. Meal upgrade plans are available through the Registrars’ office in Francis Hall.

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