“With today’s emphasis on unhealthy eating habits, obesity and the long-term effects of early childhood and adolescent nutrition, we sought to make a difference,” Paul Boundas, owner and executive chef at Country House Kitchen, said in a press release.
Besides providing cafeteria services, the restaurant has also replaced Subway in the university's Shannon Center. Cougar Fuel Smoothie Cafe is now in the campus athletic center, providing Country House-made wraps, salads, smoothies and power drinks.
As part of the new deal, Country House has also pledged to buy some ingredients from local farms, as well as limit sugars, salts and unhealthy fats. The food service will further offer a variety of gluten-free options for students at 3700 W. 103rd St.
"We are not driven by hard-and-fast profit margins, but by creating honest long-term relationships where our customers are heard and are happy," Boundas said.
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