Hybrid Meal Plans

  • 1.  Hybrid Meal Plans

    Posted 11-04-2019 23:37
    Hi all,
    I was wondering if anyone had experience with a hybrid meal plan program where it was AYCTE for breakfast and dinner but students could use any retail outlet at campus during the day for lunch using a meal equivalency.  If you have such a meal plan, I would like to know how it works and how it is received by students.
    I am also interested in any other hybrid meal plan models.
    Many thanks.

    Jeff Dover
    fsSTRATEGY Inc.
    Principal, Managing Director
    Toronto ON

  • 2.  RE: Hybrid Meal Plans

    Posted 11-05-2019 09:16

    Hello!  We have meal exchange at Middle Georgia State University and started it in 2017.  Students are allowed one meal exchange per day – it can be any meal period.   I think the students like it, but I don't think it's been marketed as well as it could be so that more students know about it.



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  • 3.  RE: Hybrid Meal Plans

    Posted 11-05-2019 14:08
    we have something similar during different meal periods- at our largest dining facility we accept meal plans as follows: all timeframes we are open to the public, faculty, staff etc... breakfast and lunch time frames are a la carte (M-F).

    Dinner (M-S) and brunch (S-S) are AYCE - when mostly residents are dining with us - we accept Meal Plan Meal swipes, or people can pay one price for all-you-care-to-eat. Students can swipe through as many times as they like but only one meal plan meal is removed from their account during the meal timeframe.

    We also offer dinner meal equivalencies as a part of our voluntary plans (utilized by upperclassmen). They have equivalencies worth $9.01 each that can be used for dinner at any other dining unit on campus - allowing them more flexibility etc. Students like these options but would prefer fewer meals and more dining dollars and / or equivalencies.

    Click on Required plans for info about mandatory meal plans (1st and 2nd year residents), or Voluntary plans for info on the equivalencies and other plan options:

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