Students, faculty and the public will have new dining options at the University of Arizona this year. There are two new restaurants, one at the Student Union and the other at Arizona Stadium.
The Arizona Room will be located at the Student Union. It will replace an existing restaurant.
Bear Down Kitchen is part of the North End Zone project. It is a unique place to get a bite to eat. There are views of the Foothills and Arizona Stadium. It will be open to the public Monday thru Friday for breakfast and lunch. The rest of the time the kitchen will cater to the athletes. "We don't have any other state of the art kitchen on campus like this one, so it's something we are very proud of actually," said Todd Millay Assistant Director of UA Student Union.
The Student Union will be using new technology. The school has teamed up with Tapingo. It's an app you can download for free on your phone or go to the website on a computer. The app allows students to order food from one location and pick it up at the student union. The union can be pretty busy between 11:00am and 1:00pm.
For example, a student is at the library and they want food. They go to the app on their phone and place their order. The restaurant gets the order and sends a confirmation back to the student. Telling them at what time their food will be ready. There will be a special line for Tapingo pick-up. Allowing students to miss the rush.