Updates for McMahon Dining Hall & Retail

Beginning Thursday, May 6th, the following updates have been made for dining at McMahon.

Dining at McMahon will continue to be take-out with no indoor seating until May 13th. Beginning May 13th, indoor seating will be available, however, food will still be served in to-go containers. McMahon has also returned to regular hours. McMahon will be open through June 12th. Beginning June 13th, meals will be served at South Dining Hall through the rest of the summer.

McMahon Hours: 7 days a week

Breakfast: 7am-9:30am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: 4pm-7:15pm (Ramadan pick up 7:15-8:30pm through May 12th)

Students in Medical Quarantine or Isolation

Students in isolation will still be moved to Mansfield Apartments and have their food delivered by UConn Catering.

Students who are in medical quarantine will have their food delivered to them by UConn Catering.

When a student is removed from medical quarantine status their last delivery from Catering will be breakfast on that day and they will be able to eat at McMahon for lunch.


Retail Locations:

What’s Open?

  • Beanery Cafe* (Benton Museum) – through May 7th, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:00pm 
  • Market Cafe* (Student Union) – May-August – Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3pm 
  • Convenience Store* (Student Union) – May-August – Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm
  • Mango* (Student Rec Center) through May 7th, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm

*Cash, Credit, and Husky Bucks accepted. For students that were approved for a Late Stay Plan through Residential Life, points can be used at Mango, Beanery Cafe, and Market Cafe. 

UConn Dairy Bar will be open throughout the summer, Thursday through Sunday from 11am-7pm. The building is open to the public. Please follow signage on the property, mask, and distancing are required. There is limited outdoor seating.

Dining Services Featured on Go with The Flow Podcast

On this episode of GWTF, we talk food at UConn. *does happy food dance*

Michael White, Dining Services representative, joins us to talk about the different options available to students on campus as well as the accommodations provided.

Our very own Riley McNaboe, joins Manny and Rode as they talk about their favorite dining halls on campus and the different dishes you can enjoy when visiting our DS facilities.

Mason Love changes it up and talks HUSKYMANIA and the love we all have for sports at UConn.

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-p9925-1014dbb

 

In The News: UConn Dairy Bar to fully open

Here’s the scoop: UConn Dairy Bar to fully open

MICHELLE WARREN

Chronicle Staff Writer

STORRS — Customers have been picking up their frozen treats outside the UConn Dairy Bar for almost a year due to the pandemic.

While better than nothing, folks have been eagerly looking forward to the day they can stop by the landmark and order a cup of dairy deliciousness themselves.

Starting Thursday, they can.

As they were busy preparing for customers, dairy bar employees expressed enthusiasm about returning to some normalcy as the state’s COVID-19 metrics and vaccinations rates have allowed this key step.

“I know the customers are probably ecstatic,” UConn Dairy Bar employee Nicole DiMare, a junior at UConn, said while at the restaurant Tuesday.

On Thursday, the ice cream shop’s main store, which is at 17 Manter Road, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Read more of this article at https://thechronicle.com/stories/20210421DAIRYBAR.php

 

 

Dairy Bar to Reopen Building on April 22nd

After 10 months of online ordering with curbside pick up, the UConn Dairy Bar is officially reopening their doors to the public on Thursday, April 22nd.

The Dairy Bar will be closed on Wednesday, April 21st so that they can prepare for the reopening. Online ordering will no longer be available.

Hours going forward will be Thursday through Sunday from 11am-7pm.

  • Masks and distancing are required.
  • Please follow the signage on the property.
  • Limited outdoor seating.

Shakes and sundaes are back on the menu and the retail refrigerators/freezers will have (based on availability): half gallons, cheese, eggs, Moo Packs, and giant ice cream sandwiches.

In The News: Kuhl reflects on 32 years of work with UConn Dining Services

Kuhl said lots of UConn’s culture has changed over the course of his time there. He spoke about changes in the structure of the semester and events that took place. 

“We’ve seen a lot over the years,” Kuhl said. “Academics have changed, they used to bring kids back on campus before classes started in the fall for a huge WoW (Week of Welcome) picnic … One year, I was responsible for doing the food part, but I would work with student activities, and they would plan the bands and work with me on the theme.” 

Kuhl went on to discuss his development of the student management program. He said he felt the program was a great way for students to develop managerial skills for the future. 

“Each dining hall then did an interview process and would then hire student managers,” Kuhl said. “They took over the role of, like, hiring, doing all the paperwork for student payroll, doing the payroll, and then overseeing supervisors, so it was such a great experience for these kids, and that’s probably the best part that I love about my job is working with students and seeing them grow.” 

Kuhl also spoke about the managerial training program he helped establish. He said the program gives people the opportunity to work in various diverse dining environments.  Read more on Daily Campus

Dining Updates: Spring Break and beyond

Dining Halls:

  • South, North, Northwest, Gelf, Putnam, and Buckley will close after dinner on Saturday, April 10
  • McMahon will be the only dining unit open beginning Sunday, April 11th through mid-June
  • Spring semester meal plans (including points & flex passes) end after dinner on Sunday, April 11th

McMahon (beginning Thursday, May 6th)

  • Take-out only
  • No indoor seating (indoor seating begins May 13th, however food will still be served in to-go containers)

Regular Hours:

Breakfast: 7am-9:30am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: 4pm-7:15pm (Ramadan pick up 7:15-8:30pm through May 12th)

Students in Medical Quarantine or Isolation

Students in isolation will still be moved to Mansfield Apartments and have their food delivered by UConn Catering.

Students who are in medical quarantine will have their food delivered to them by UConn Catering.

When a student is removed from medical quarantine status their last delivery from Catering will be breakfast on that day and they will be able to eat at McMahon for lunch.


Retail Locations:

What’s Open?

  • Beanery Cafe* (Benton Museum) – through May 7th, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:00pm 
  • Market Cafe* – (Student Union) – May-August – Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3pm 
  • Convenience Store* (Student Union) – May-August – Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm
  • Mango* – (Student Rec Center) through May 7th, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm

*Cash, Credit, and Husky Bucks accepted. For students that were approved for a Late Stay Plan through Residential Life, points can be used at Mango, Beanery Cafe, and Market Cafe. 

Creamery Releases New Cheese Flavors at Dairy Bar

The UConn Creamery has produced some new cheese flavors that are now available for sale at the Dairy Bar. There are also new flavors of queso (now known as Old Farm Lane Fresh Cheese).

The Storrs Original Farmstead Jack is made with fresh UConn milk and a unique mix of cultures that produce a buttery masterpiece that is dense and creamy with a sweet, tangy, and slightly sharp finish.

The 1881 Reserve is hand-selected blocks of Storrs Original Farmstead Jack that are further matured to achieve their full potential. As a result, 1881 is more complex; rich, and nutty with notes of fruit.

Current flavors of Old Farm Lane Fresh cheese include roasted bell pepper, original, diced green chili, black olive, bacon, chipotle, pepperoni, and cracked black pepper.

And don’t forget Juustoleipa! This Finland-style “bread cheese” is available in plain, jalapeno, and pepperoni.

Order some today at https://bit.ly/OrderUConnDB

Open for online ordering with curbside pick-up Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm; orders must be placed by 4:30pm. Customers should expect a minimum 30-minute wait for their order to be prepared.

Senior Slice Winners

Congrats to seniors Danielle Costa & Giuliana Marchetti! Their pizza creations for our first Senior Slice were selected out of six finalists. Voting was open to the entire UConn community during the week of March 5th-12th!

Both winners will receive a pizza party pack to share their creation with friends. USM, North and McMahon will be serving the slices on March 24th during lunch and dinner.

  • Danielle Costa – Mac ‘n Cheese (base) with pulled pork, onions, peppers, cheddar cheese, bbq sauce & oregano
  • Giuliana Marchetti – Spicy red sauce (base) with vegan meatball, vegan Italian sausage, spinach, peppers, vegan slice Chao cheese, pesto (nut/cheese free) & oregano
Thank you to everyone that took part!