Students living on campus present both opportunities and challenges for campus dining departments. They constitute a captive customer base and also help spread business out across the day as opposed to the lunch-centric nature of commuter dining patterns, and provide multiple retail sales opportunities from morning through night.
An online article at Thrillist.com caught our eye recently. It was titled The 14 Best Dining Halls in America. Curious, since it is our job to cover this segment, we decided to see what they had come up with. Turns out the list isn't about dining halls at all, at least not really.