Fast food is not 'fat food' at Fordham University

              Fast food is not 'fat food' at Fordham University

Sodexo partners with Energy Kitchen for healthier campus dining

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For 10,000 students who dine on campus
at Fordham University, fast food need not be 'fat food' thanks to a new
partnership between dining services provider Sodexo and New York-based Energy
Kitchen.

Energy Kitchen's retail location at Fordham's Lincoln Center features menu
items which are grilled, baked or steamed, always less than 500 calories and
made fresh to order.

"Students today are more conscious about what they put in their body and know
the importance of eating healthier. College campuses are a natural progression
for Energy Kitchen because students are requesting these healthier food
options" said Energy Kitchen Chairman Mike Repole, a co-founder of Glaceau
Vitaminwater. "We at Energy Kitchen want to bring our version of healthier,
great tasting food to students at every college in America. Fordham is the
perfect next step in that evolution. Students requested healthier options and
Energy Kitchen worked with the administration to make it happen."

Fordham students visiting Energy Kitchen are enjoying options such as turkey
burgers and 90% lean sirloin burgers, as well as chicken fajita wraps. Sides
include baked sweet potato fries, or black bean and mango salad.

"I'm excited to have Energy Kitchen at Fordham because it provides students
with even more freshly prepared food options," said Alexa Rodriguez,
President, United Student Government, Fordham at Lincoln Center. "As a student
with multiple responsibilities, I don't always have time to prepare my lunch
everyday so I am looking forward to having additional healthy alternatives on
campus."

Energy Kitchen currently operates restaurants in New York, New Jersey,
Washington DC and Florida with plans to expand its locations on college
campuses in the coming months.

For more information, visit www.fordham.edu/hospitalityservices or contact
Brian Poteat, Sodexo General Manager at Brian.Poteat@sodexo.com.

About Energy Kitchen

Founded by Anthony Leone and partner Randy Schechter in 2003, New York-based
Energy Kitchen is a healthy, fast-casual restaurant that provides nutritious
and convenient meal choices by offering healthy burgers, wraps, salads, and
smoothies. Behind the strength of a 2008 investment partnership with Mike
Repole, the co-founder of Vitaminwater, which sold to Coca-Cola for $4.1
billion, Energy Kitchen has already grown the concept to 13 restaurants
throughout New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and Florida, and is adding
10-15 stores in the New York metro area in 2013.

About Sodexo at Fordham University

Sodexo at Fordham University provides a full spectrum of Dining Services on
campus and beyond, including involvement in the "Feeding Our Future" program
providing over 13,000 free lunches for school-aged children in New York City
each summer. In keeping with the University's commitment to "going green,"
Sodexo features tray-less dining, local sourcing, water and electricity
conservation, APEX chemicals, purchasing alliances with ecologically sound
manufacturers, and farmer's markets from which proceeds support Urban Gardens
in the Bronx.

Editorial Contact: Jennifer Toone Corrigan, In Toone Communication,
jtoone@intoone.com, 401-861-5052

SOURCE Sodexo at Fordham University

Website: http://www.fordham.edu/hospitalityservices
 
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