BUDS marks record-setting sales for vegan dining event

Schools and Libraries

November 17, 2017

As part of World Vegan Month in November, Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) experienced record-setting sales in its Chenango Room which hosted an all-vegan dining event.

The vegan event is the highest grossing event at Chenango Room to date serving 333 students versus an average of 227 on a typical day. 

Dining services also created a plant-based pop-up Cakes & Eggs station in the MarketPlace in University Union.

"World Vegan Month is a time to recognize how far the vegan movement has advanced and to show how easy and beneficial a vegan lifestyle can be," said Casey Slocum, marketing manager. "The success of our event at Chenango Room proves the popularity of the vegan movement right here on campus."  

Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is supporting vegan students, as well as many other dietary accommodations such as Kosher and gluten-free.

For the second straight year, the University made A+ for the dean's list on Peta2's Vegan Report Card.

The most significant and on-going commitment to vegan dining is a new partnership with New Jersey-based York Street Market brand by Lorenzo Food Group through which Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is now offering even more gluten-free and vegan options on campus.

The vegan and gluten-free options can be found in various retail locations in the MarketPlace, all three Jazzman's locations, ITC and the Hungry Bearcat in the Events Center. The new offerings join the existing vegan station at College In the Woods and pre-packaged items already available throughout retail and resident dining.

Students can now choose from an even more extensive menu, including:

Gluten Free Turkey & Swiss

Gluten Free Tuna

Gluten Free Chicken Salad

Gluten Free Ham & Swiss

Vegan Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Vegan Garbanzo Salad

Vegan Crunchy Kale

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Tray

Vegan Buffalo Wing Dip

Gluten Free Chicken Milanese Salad

Gluten Free Chicken Cheddar Wrap 

Gluten Free Veggie Wrap

Gluten Free Mozzarella & Tomato Sandwich

Vegan Chicken Deluxe

Vegan Pesto Hummus Sandwich

Vegan Soba Noodle

Vegan Avocado "Bacon" Wrap

Vegan Falafel Bites

For more information about Binghamton University Dining Services, contact Casey Slocum at 607 777 3014 and via email at casey.slocum@sodexo.com