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Chartwells plans a rebrand and new dining options this fall

The dining area on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center
The dining area on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center, on the Loop Campus. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

The Department of Housing, Dining and Student Centers is excited to announce the latest development from partner Chartwells Higher Education. Chartwells, a leader in contract food service management, is launching a new dining brand for the university: Blue Demon Dining powered by Chartwells.

Blue Demon Dining logo

The new brand reinforces Chartwells' commitment to procure fresh foods that are sustainably sourced with emphasis on quality, made-to-order food, menu customization, variety, value, student success, and forward-thinking innovations. The new Blue Demon Dining logo ties together the DePaul spirit and the culinary expertise that Chartwells has to offer.

As part of the student-centric program approach, enhancements to dining are planned across the Lincoln Park Campus, including new quick-service restaurant concepts, updated sustainability practices, and plant-forward menus in the main dining hall, geared toward educating and providing students with the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet. Students will also see a few of these changes at dining areas on the Loop Campus, specifically the DePaul Center, 11th Floor.

Following a year that was far from normal, Chartwells is working with DePaul to put student health and safety at the forefront. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chartwells is ramping up contactless ordering and payment options, including a new and exciting mobile dining app and additional kiosks at dining areas.

"These technologies not only improve health and safety on campus, but they also enhance the student experience with fast and convenient ordering before their next class," says Ri​​ck Moreci, the director of Housing, Dining and Student Centers.

More dining information and updates will be shared closer to the start of the fall quarter, including the new DePaul-owned dining site.