UK Happenings

Subway Rolls Into Engineering Building

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2012) — Convenient customer service is what matters these days. And you can’t be any more convenient than a restaurant that rolls into the building where you work or study just in time for lunch.


Ray Schmidt, associate director of University of Kentucky Dining Services, has responded to what he believes the customer wants. He has opened a Subway on wheels, which parks in the lounge area of the Ralph G. Anderson Building. Engineering Dean Thomas Lester will preside at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday to commemorate the new concept in campus dining convenience.

“We have worked directly with the dean’s office to bring this food service to the Anderson Building. We are the first operator in Kentucky to utilize this method of expanding our services,” Schmidt said.

The Subway cart will serve cold sandwiches, supported by the Student Center location, where the bread is baked.

“The Subway cart has been a great partnership between the College of Engineering and Dining Services,” Schmidt said. “This is our fifth academic building with a successful joint venture, and we are very pleased.”