Kean University has plenty of eateries to offer to the community, so sometimes it is hard to remember what is available.
Below is a list of all the options available to the Kean community:
Smashburger: This burger, fries and milkshake fast-food restaurant chain came to campus in the fall of 2016 and is very popular with the student population on campus. It is located in the Miron student Center (MSC) atrium. Hours of operation: Monday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Auntie Anne's: The popular soft-pretzel chain also came to campus in the fall of 2016 and offers students a variety of pretzels and nuggets. Along with Smashburger, Auntie Anne's is located in the atrium of MSC. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Outtakes Store: This is where students can buy almost anything from shampoo to pasta to Arizona Ice Tea. Outtakes is located in the atrium of MSC, next to Smashburger. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Starbucks: Located in both the Nancy Thompson Library and on the third-floor of the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Starbucks is a never-ending stop for students. Grab a coffee or tea, take a seat at the seating area available and chat with friends or study. Students can also get breakfast items like a bagel or one of the various breakfast wraps. Not only that, but if a student would like to use one of the reusable coffee cups, Starbucks has numerous cups for purchase. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Green Lane Academic Building (GLAB) Cafe: This cafe is located to the right of the Barnes and Noble bookstore and serves Starbucks coffee and other favorite drinks. Students can also order a variety of food like pizza, brownies and cupcakes (Cougar Dollars cannot be accepted at this cafe). Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Upper Residential Hall (NURH) Dinning Hall: The dinning hall is not just for students who live on campus; anyone can eat at the dinning hall. This is buffet style dinning hall, and there are set prices for all meals served throughout the day. But students have to eat what they grab at the dinning hall and cannot take the food out with them. Here are set prices for the following meals: breakfast is $5, lunch is $9.75 and dinner is $10.75. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cafe Yumba: Stuck over at East Campus for the day with no time to run over to the food court in between classes? No problem. East Campus has a cafe called Cafe Yumba that can supply students with all of their hunger needs. Stop there to grab a drink or a wrap. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Food Court: The Food Court offers a variety of dishes to students. Students can make their own salad at the salad bar or at the Green Zebra. Anyone who loves carbs can enjoy pasta or a slice of pizza. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jersey Mikes: For all those sandwich lovers, it is located in the Food Court. Students can enjoy hot or cold subs throughout the semester. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cougar's Den: This restaurant styled eatery is popular on campus because of its variety of healthy meal options. Students can choose between several items including a salmon dish, a black bean burger or a wrap. Students can also go there for the popular fruit-based smoothies. Hours of operation: Monday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday:11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Off-campus eateries: Students who have Cougar Dollars can now use them off campus at certain restaurants. Here is a list of restaurants within a few miles from campus that students can enjoy without spending pocket money: Applebee's, Tropicana, BonChon, Koki Buffet and Rock N' Joe.