All-you-can-eat buffet service at Dine Forty-nine

Question

Can the dining facility switch the all-youo-can-eat meal to lunch for one day a week?

Response

The primary challenge with operating an all-you-can-eat meal period in the current facility is it was originally built for retail sales only. In this open design, individuals who wish to purchase food within Dine Forty-nine are able to sit with those who bring in outside food or don’t wish to eat at all.  In an all-you-care-to-eat facility, access is limited and anyone who enters will pay the same amount.
Our dining contractor is able to offer all-you-care-to-eat dinner primarily because the campus population in the evenings is significantly lower and it’s easier to limit access. In order for lunch to be offered as an all-you-care-to-eat, significant structural changes would need to be made due to the sheer number of people on campus.
Should you have additional questions about dining on campus, feel free to contact Dining Services directly at uaf-dining@alaska.edu.
— Pamm Zierfuss-Hubbard, contracts manager, Dining Services and Contract Operations