Division of Administration and Finance University Services Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amber Walkowiak Marketing Coordinator 832.842.5990 [email protected] FACULTY/STAFF MEAL PLANS: A CHEAPER, MORE CONVENIENT OPTION Houston, November 12, 2010 - Are you a faculty or staff member at the University of Houston? Do you eat at the all-you-care-to-eat dining halls at least once a week? Are you paying with a credit card or cash because you don’t have a meal plan? If so, you’re wasting hard-earned money. With a meal plan from UH Dining Services you could save up to $2.66 per meal at Real Food on Campus in Oberholtzer Hall or Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers. In addition, meal plans are payroll deductible and deposited directly onto your Cougar Card, so there’s no need to carry extra cards or cash to the dining halls. “I signed up for my meal plan after my first meal at the Fresh Food Company,” says Eric Holamon, customer service manager with Parking and Transportation Services. “With the variety of options on their menu I know I am not going to be eating the same thing every day. Plus, when you factor in the savings from buying a meal plan, it’s a better value than you’ll find anywhere else, and in my opinion, a superior product. It’s also nice to know in advance that my meals are paid for, and because it’s taken out before I see my check I don’t miss it.” The different options for meal plans are: • Block 5 – 5 meals per month - $30 per month, plus tax • Block 10 – 10 meals per month - $55 per month, plus tax • Block 15 (Best Value) – 15 meals per month - $80 per month, plus tax • All Cougar Cash – increments of $25 You can also add Cougar Cash to your Cougar Card to get a bit more variety in your options. Cougar Cash can be used at the food courts in the UC and the UC Satellite as well as several other retail locations on campus. For a full listing, download a campus dining map at www.uh.edu/dining. UH Dining staff will be available to answer questions at the Real Food on Campus in Oberholtzer Hall and Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers for $5 Fridays on Nov. 19. To purchase a meal plan, visit the Cougar Card office in the Welcome Center Parking Garage. For more information about meal plans, visit www.uh.edu/dining or call 832-842-9053. ______________________________________________________________________________________ About the University of Houston The University of Houston is a comprehensive national research institution serving the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. UH serves more than 38,500 students in the nation’s fourthlargest city, located in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region of the country.