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What’s new at the RSU: Three dining options, soft opening planned

Carlos Rene Castro/The Collegian
The Resnick Student Union food options of Taco Bell, The Habit Burger Grill and Toss-N-Chop will not open until fall semester 2023.

The new Resnick Student Union (RSU) is projected to have a soft opening this fall after facing a series of delays since its inception.

Initially planned to open fall 2021, the need for State Fire Marshal approval, alongside supply chain disruptions, postponed its completion until fall 2022.

Megan Sarantos, director of dining services, said a soft opening is planned for September, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in early October.

“We are very excited about the opening of the new Resnick Student Union and look forward to being able to offer an expanded portfolio of retail dining options for our students and campus community,” Sarantos said.

Three retail dining concepts will be located on the first floor of the RSU, but will not open this fall due to supply chain disruptions, according to Fresno State News

Dining options are “on track to open in the spring,” the news release said.

Taco Bell Express, which currently does not offer a full menu, will be relocated from the University Center to the RSU as a full menu Taco Bell. The Habit Burger Grill will also open a space in the RSU and will be the newest food option at the university.

The third space will be a “healthy concept” that will offer “soups, salads and vegetarian [and] vegan options,” according to Sarantos.

A coffee cart will also be available on the first floor with “coffee drinks, bottled beverages and a variety of packaged grab and go items,” she said.

The current University Student Union (USU) will also feature some changes, with plans to relocate the USU Snack Bar to the main dining area beside Subway and allow the current Juice It Up! location to expand, Sarantos said.

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