Last updated: Sept 07, 2017
Johnson Center West Side Renovation is now completed!The west side of the Johnson Center (JC) Atrium had been under renovation since March 2017 to upgrade the food court.
The entire space between and including Jorge’s to Apple Federal Credit Union was being completely remodeled to accommodate a new storefront layout with new restaurants, which is now completed: Garbanzo, Steak ‘n Shake, Star Ginger, and Blaze Pizza.The Chipotle brand is a separate addition to the JC food court and will be located in the former Jorge’s spot. Chipotle will be independently operated and is currently scheduled to open at the beginning of the Spring semester. Mason will be the second university to open a campus Chipotle.
Panera, Freshens, Express, and Starbucks remain open. Red Hot & Blue and IndAroma have moved across from Starbucks on the ground floor.
The aisle along the west side interior of the JC is widened, similar in width to the east side. Additionally, an outdoor patio has been constructed along the west side of the building for outside eating and socializing. This patio runs the entire length of the JC.
New Options at Southside
Southside has rolled out an allergen-aware food station called Simple Servings where students with allergies or other dietary needs can select dishes free from contamination from other food stations.
Southside has expanded its vegetarian options and installed an Urban Cultivator indoor garden in order to grow and use fresh herbs in its food preparation.