Tag: Handschumacher Dining Center
Mar. 10, 2017
Aramark meets its mark
It’s no secret that dining halls suck — at least 95 percent of the time. Alas, the Drexel dining hall was no exception; eating at Urban Eatery or the Hans wasn’t usually something students look forward to, but a task done in an effort to use their thousands of dollars of meal swipes.
Mar. 10, 2017
Meal plan: real scam
Drexel University’s freshman dining plan is a scam. Students pay thousands of dollars a year, in exchange for dining options that leave them both wanting and needing more.
Sep. 9, 2016
Food for thought on the Handschumacher dining hall
As new students gear up for their first fall at Drexel University, inevitably they will end up at the Handschumacher Dining Hall. Perhaps it will be convenient at the time, or Urban Eatery is too crowded, or they will want to “go out” without spending extra money. It’s a safe enough choice, with those obligatory meal swipes and all. But, for many new students, the Hans will be an enigmatic entity. Drexel didn’t showcase the dining spot the previous tour year, and it was closed during summer tours. So what should students look forward to?
Dec. 4, 2015
All Hans on deck
Somewhere between your mom’s home cooking and well-disguised sawdust lies the cuisine served at Drexel’s own Handschumacher Dining Hall. Students’ opinions don’t vary much on the quality of food: it’s been universally panned for as long as we can remember. Admittedly, a lot of the complainers don’t have dining plans anymore, but the popular sentiment remains.
Dec. 1, 2015
Restaurant inspectors cite Hans for more than 20 violations
Philadelphia restaurant inspectors cited the Handschumacher Dining Hall, managed by Sodexo, with 22 violations during a food safety inspection between 10:25 a.m. and 3:00 p.m on Nov. 24. Nine of these citations were foodborne illness risks.
May. 15, 2015
University needs better vegetarian options
As a freshman this year, I, like everyone before me, have been forced to endure the meal plan forced upon all on-campus freshmen by Drexel University. Given two choices, the “Blue Plan” and the “Gold Plan,” I had to pick my poison in order to survive the year and sufficiently feed myself. However, this experience has been far worse than a typical college student’s experience because I am a vegetarian. After deciding that the “Blue Plan” was for me because it offered more dining dollars and gave me more freedom to buy things for myself from the market, as well as have the option of eating at Vegetate.
Apr. 25, 2014
Meal plan not worth price
Primarily, students are discouraged from making smart food choices. It is possible to eat at a much cheaper rate than $1,895 per term by buying groceries and preparing meals on your own, and this will tend to be healthier as well. It is what many upperclassmen do, but it makes no sense for freshmen, for whom any spending on groceries comes in addition to the fixed Meal Plan charge.
Jan. 17, 2014
Dining hall difficulties
Recently, Drexel University’s administration sent an email to students, inviting us to take a professor to the Handschumacher Dining Center for a discussion and a meal. Personally, I was a bit confused, since April 1 is still three months away. If we’re being honest with ourselves, the Hans is the absolute last place I would want to meet with a professor — unless we were discussing the decrepit state of free-market capitalism in the campus restaurant industry. What I’m getting at here is, we all dislike the Hans. Sure, it’s convenient (and free to certain Drexel employees), and they put on great holiday and Family Weekend events, but overall it’s not that good. Why does a university with Drexel’s credentials and price tag maintain such a subpar dining service? Because of socialism.
Feb. 22, 2013
Sodexo follows up on ‘Hans sickness’
Several Drexel freshmen blamed the Handschumacher Dining Center for food poisoning between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. After investigation, Sodexo has reached the conclusion that the source of the issue is most likely norovirus, which is also commonly referred to as the stomach flu or stomach virus.
Feb. 8, 2013
Freshmen blame Hans for sickness
Several Drexel students claimed to have received food poisoning at the Handschumacher Dining Center between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.