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Aladdin opens Fontbonne Coffee House
The Fontbonne Coffeehouse has recently taken up residence in the Taylor Library lobby of Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, where Aladdin has managed dining services for 18 years! The new coffeehouse offers We Proudly Serve Starbucks coffee, cappuccinos, lattes and other coffee-friendly beverages and snacks.
“I was really passionate about selecting this location,” says Phil Hoover, Aladdin food service director for Fontbonne University. “It’s perfect because the coffeehouse was designed to fit in an underutilized space within the library. The central location of the library on campus also makes it convenient for students who live here, commuters, faculty and staff,” adds Hoover.
The design of the new coffeehouse preserves the integrity of the library as all the wood and marble were matched to complement the building which was built in 1967. “Although the coffeehouse is new to the library, it looks like it’s always been there, “says Hoover.
Aladdin puts its mark on the coffeehouse by serving its own menu featuring grab and go sandwiches and salads, as well as pastries including cookies, scones, pound cakes and lemon bars.
The grand opening week offered a variety of promotions at the coffeehouse including complimentary coffee samples, Mardi Gras cookies and coffee of the day specials. The week-long celebration ended with a cup of ‘joe’ with Joe Deighton, Fontbonne University’s vice president for student affairs. Attendees received a free coffee product for participating in Joe’s topic which was of course… “Your thoughts on the new Fontbonne Coffeehouse.”
The coffee house is open daily.
In addition to the beverages served in the new coffeehouse, Starbucks® coffee is also available in the Ryan Hall Cafeteria where approximately 220 students are on the board plan. Students may also frequent the Griffin Grill where they can enjoy “hot off the grill” menu items and meals designed for students on the move. Menu items include: salads, wraps, hot and cold sandwiches, daily special and grab and go items. The Griffin Grill is open daily.