Tiger Dining announces new dining facility, meal plan updates for fall 2021

Published: March 15, 2021

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This fall, Tiger Dining will open a new dining facility offering a variety of meal options for students and the campus community.

The new Central Dining Hall, located off of the Campus Green near Parker Hall, will be home to a variety of food venues with broad and flexible hours serving students seven days a week. The highlight of Central Dining will be the 48,000 square-foot, 800-seat dining hall, The Edge.

The Edge at Central Dining is an all you care to eat facility featuring nine individual food stations, including an allergen station, deli and fresh produce market, two different grill stations, pasta made in-house, bread and pizza baked daily, fresh tortillas pressed all day and a salad bar that features produce grown on campus. The recipes are chef curated with quality ingredients to create a personalized experience for every guest. 

“During my tenure here at Auburn, two of the questions I receive most often are ‘where are the healthy options’ and ‘is there a convenient place my child can sit down and eat a meal with a knife and fork?’” said Glenn Loughridge, Auburn University director of campus dining. “The Edge at Central Dining is the answer I have been waiting to give. We are so excited to have a full service, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of campus that allows our students to enjoy fresh, healthy and tasty foods in a space that was designed with community in mind.”

The space features a variety of seating options including four reservable spaces for students to meet and study. The convenient location in the heart of campus is steps away from the Melton Student Center, resident housing areas and the Tiger Transit bus stop.

New meal plans will also be introduced for fall 2021, these meal plans will provide options for every student. The new meal plans align with the goals of the university to provide a dining atmosphere for students that is inclusive, unique and enhances the Auburn experience.

“We are excited to offer students meal plans that are more balanced and that can be used all across campus,” said Loughridge. “These meal plans will give students more access to healthy options, the ability to dine in an area that promotes community and are a better value overall. We are also happy to offer more meal plans that cover the majority of a student’s dining budget for the whole semester while decreasing their cost per meal.”

Learn more about student meal plans and pricing by visiting the Tiger Dining website.

Also starting in fall 2021, compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act will require students to grant access to parents or guardians to access individual account details of a student’s dining plan. Students may grant access by logging on to AU Access and selecting My Campus.

For additional information, contact dining@auburn.edu.