BLUU Cheese Grill opens on campus

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BLUU Cheese Grill is located in the back of Union Grounds. Photo by: Michelle Ross

Cheddar Bombs is gone, but students with a hankering for cheese still have options at Union Grounds.

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Avigail Valencia, a junior communication studies major, eating The Italian Job sandwich. Photo by: Michelle Ross

BLUU Cheese Grill opened this week in the Brown-Lupton University Union. It offers a wide variety of sandwiches, said Rick Flores, retail director for Sodexo.

“You have your classics, you have The Earl, you have everything from The German, to The New Yorker, to The Italian Job, and the BCT, which everyone loves with that bacon and tomato and with all that cheese,” Flores said. “The best part is when it comes out of the oven with that gooey cheese. It’s perfect.”

Avigal Valencia, a junior communication studies major, said she liked The Italian Job sandwich.

“It has different kinds of meat and it taste pretty delicious,” Valencia said. “It has a fresh taste and is fresh out of the oven.”

Students weren’t complaining about Cheddar Bombs, but “grilled cheese is a good option for the cooler months,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Kathy Cavins-Tull.

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Grilled Cheese sandwiches in the making. Photo by: Michelle Ross

Before Cheddar Bombs, the micro restaurant offered a toasted sandwich menu,” she said.

Cavins-Tull said the university wants to give students options for dining on campus and have the opportunity to be flexible to students’ tastes.

The BLUU Cheese Grill will last “as long as students are interested,” she said. “When they are not, we’ll try something else.”

The micro-restaurant accepts Campus Cash and is open from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

Other dining options available for students on campus include Market Square, Chick Fil A, Starbucks, Steel City Popsicles, Sushi Mama, Bistro Burnett, NRG, The Press, O’Brien’s, Caliente and Magnolias.