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Retail Dining: Frequently Asked Questions

Does food service have a meal plan?

Food Services has a meal plan available through the Miner Gold Card office. By placing meal dollars on the Miner Gold Card students and employees can qualify for discounts on meal purchases. Call the Miner Gold Card Office at 747-7334.

Is it more expensive to eat on campus versus off campus?

No, pricing for our name brand concept items are specified as equal to local concept pricing and/or authorized promotions (Quiznos, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-a, Einstein Bros Bagels & Jamba Juice).

What benefits are there of eating on campus versus off campus?

Students, faculty and staff have a vast variety of food item choices. By choosing one of our locations you have the convenience of maintaining their parking space because there is a location within walking distance near you. Our retail locations offer comparable prices than those offered off campus in addition to coupons and daily specials. Eating on campus is also time convenient to those with a limited lunch hour.

Do you offer vegetarian and healthy alternatives?

Yes, our locations can cater to vegetarians and those who prefer healthier alternatives. 

  • Café a la Carte, Einstein's Bagels, Miner Stop, Tech Cafe, Sandella's and Jazzmans all offer fruit cups and parfaits, and a variety of salads and sandwiches 
  • El Sazon Minero offers whole wheat tortillas and gluten free hamburger buns upon request.
  • Pizza Hut is able to accommodate to vegetarians with Breadsticks, Cheese pizzas and Veggie pizzas 
  • Sandella's offers a healthy menu that includes flat bread pizzas, wraps, and salads.
  • Many of our locations offer Beans and Cheese Burritos 
  • Jamba Juice products offer a variety of smoothies
  • Chick-fil-a uses all vegetable oil for fries and peanut oil for chicken products. No fat/shortning is used. This location also offers a variety of freshly made salads and coleslaw 
  • Black bean veggie Burgers are available at El Sazon Minero and The Grille in the Union Food Court.

What are my breakfast options?

Breakfast is served at Chick-Fil-A, El Sazon Minero at EPNG, Einstein's Bagels, El Sazon Minero Express at he Union Food Court and at the Pick and Shovel . You can also find breakfast items at Café a la Carte, Starbucks, and Miner Stop.

I have classes in the evenings, what locations are open?

During regular semesters the following locations are open Monday through Thursday: 

  • At the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center El Sazon Minero is open until 5:00pm. 
  • In the library, Jazzman's is open until 9:00pm. 
  • In the CCSB, Starbucks is open until 6:00pm.

Are there any discounts available?

Yes, monthly coupons are distributed via email and are posted on our web site. We also offer discounts for Miner Meal Plan subscribers.

Do you offer any services when I have very limited time to eat?

Delivery service will be offered through Pete's Pizza to the following areas:

  • College of Education 
  • Administration building 
  • Magoffin building 
  • Graham Hall 
  • Student Union east & west 

As of now, we have many to-go and grab-and-go items at all of our locations.

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