War Eagle Dining Hall reopened this semester with new restaurant options and updated look in Foy Hall. The dining hall now features four new restaurants: Southern Grill, Salsarita’s, Mondo Subs and Wild Greens.
Foy underwent major renovations. The building now features a modern feel utilizing bright colors, diverse seating, and warm lighting.
Southern Grill serves home-style southern cooking, including biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, and various vegetables. The menu changes every day. “Sometimes you just want cooking like you get at home,” comments Jason Gordon, an Auburn University student.
Mondo Subs offers a diverse menu including hot and cold sandwiches as well as homemade chips. Some favorites are the All-American, Buffalo Chicken, and the Turkey Melt, according to manager Shelley Marble. “I like their idea with the whole different chips everyday. It’s really cool,” says William Greene. The flavors change daily and range from red pepper and basil to lemon pepper.
Wild Greens is a new concept to Auburn’s campus. It is a self-serve salad bar with different lettuces as well as many topping choices. Wild Greens has various vegetables, cheeses, meats and dressings. “They can put anything on their salad that they like for 49 cents an ounce,” says employee Shaquetta Ray. “Once they’re done building the salad they take it up to the cash register and they weigh it.”
The clear favorite of the new restaurant options is Salsarita’s, according to employee Patricia Spence. Salsarita’s is custom order Mexican food. “It’s kind of like Moe’s except they have seasoned chips,” remarks Greene. They make quesadillas, burritos, tacos and salads. All can be ordered with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. Their side items include chips with salsa, guacamole, or queso. “I’ve been waiting for something like this to come on campus,” says student Meredith Perry.
War Eagle Dining Hall also has a soup bar which features three soups from Au Bon Pain. They also have premade sushi. War Eagle Dining Hall is open Monday- Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.