Feed Us Your Thoughts
For the past few weeks, we has been conducting a campus-wide dining survey to hear from you, our LVC students and faculty, on how our Dining Services can continue to improve your eating experience here at Lebanon Valley. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey, and we encourage anyone else who might have valuable feedback to contact us at any time at our website's contact page. Now, on to the survey.
A question that many students ask themselves in the morning is: “do I eat breakfast or get an extra half hour of sleep?” At least I know I do. Whatever your reason for skipping breakfast, know you’re not alone. According to the survey, 53.45% of LVC students interviewed usually skip breakfast. However, when LVC students do eat, 72.73% of those surveyed said that Mund is their go-to place, with Intermetzo Cafe & Dutchmen Den coming up second with 13% each. So what do you all think of Mund? Well, first things first: you love our staff! So do we! When ranking the friendliness of Metz employees, around 90% of respondents gave a positive score. However, they aren’t just nice, they’re good at their jobs too. Students gave our employees glowing scores for their speed & cleanliness, an important achievement and a testament to how seriously Metz takes COVID-19 protocols and keeping LVC students safe.
One major part of the survey that was especially exciting was the open suggestion form, in which you could reach out and tell us exactly what you wanted. My personal favorite suggestion was from a student who suggested a frozen yogurt machine in Mund. As much as I love double dunker ice cream, I agree that a frozen yogurt machine would offer a lighter, more refreshing alternative to the usual after-dinner dessert. Apart from that, LVC students also made it clear that they want more plant-based options in their daily dining choices. With VegFest ending last month, it is obvious that a growing portion of LVC students wants healthier, delicious plant-based meals. To those students, we hope to fulfill our promise to you and again encourage you to contact us with any recipe suggestions or dishes that you enjoyed from VegFest.
Finally, the last major piece of feedback that we received was for longer dining hours. We understand completely, it is a hectic time and it can be difficult to make sure you get to the dining hall within the window of time. However, did you know there is now a new way to eat at LVC? Recently, we launched our new Grubhub service. Easily accessible via your phone, you can now order ahead and pick up at your favorite places to eat on campus, payable in meal exchange, flex, or cash. We encourage everyone to give the app a try and see how convenient your dining experience at LVC can become!
We would again like to extend our thanks to all of you that took our dining survey. Feedback is incredibly important, and we plan on using your responses to help us create dishes that more students will not only enjoy; but that they can’t get enough of.
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Brody Johnson is a senior digital communications major at Lebanon Valley College. He is also the marketing intern for Metz Culinary Management at LVC for the 2021-2022 academic year.