Student and Academic Life

Student Meals to Cost $1 at New Cafe Offered by UK Dining

photo of students and ONE cafe
ONE Community Cafe logo
photo of student getting a meal at ONE Community Cafe

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2019) UK Dining has announced that Fusion Café, located on the second floor of the University of Kentucky's Erikson Hall, will be transitioning into ONE, a community cafe, Monday, April 8. The mission of ONE is to provide enrolled UK students access to balanced, nutritious meals for just $1.

ONE will be open for lunch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students with a valid student ID are invited to stop in and get a meal to go. Meals will consist of an entrée and two sides, with vegan options available. Students can also plan ahead and pickup a second meal for their dinner as well.

For those who have visited Fusion frequently and need a new go-to coffee, breakfast or lunch sandwich location, Einstein's is only a three-minute walk away in the Chemistry-Physics Building.

"We are proud to offer this brand new concept on campus as it allows us to reduce hunger and food insecurity for our UK student community, so they can focus on what they do best," said Pulkit Vigg, resident district manager for UK Dining.

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