Faculty, staff and students returning to campus this fall have a greater variety of food outlets open to them, including a couple that have a high degree of name recognition in the Lower Mainland.

The Bread Garden, located at the new Forest Sciences Centre and a Subway sandwich shop in the Student Union Building's Pacific Spirit Place represent efforts by UBC Food Services to provide a greater range of popular on-campus dining options.

"The Bread Garden and Subway are both very popular in the Lower Mainland," says UBC Food Services Director Judy Vaz. "Their presence on campus will help us meet the tastes of many members of our community and their need for variety and convenience."

All new facilities, including the Bread Garden and Subway, are staffed by Food Services employees.

"It is very important to us to offer choices that will keep people on campus," says Vaz. "Subway scored highest in our student surveys as the most popular branded concept, and for its reasonable prices. The Bread Garden is already well established in Vancouver and is attractive to a diverse group."

Other changes include the introduction of Seattle's Best Coffee as the Food Services house blend. Pacific Spirit Place will also house a new area called Canyon Creek's Kettle Classics, a soup-and-sandwich facility that will offer economical lunch selections with a variety of soups.

Starbuck's coffee is available at Espresso-On-The-Go and at Steamies in the Bookstore. Pacific Spirit Place will continue to offer the salad bar, the Grill, Mr. Tubesteak, Benny's Bagel's, the Rice Bowl and a range of regular and vegetarian entrees.