Two late-night dining options at Kennesaw State University have been shut down, effective fall 2016.
Culinary and Hospitality Services announced Aug. 12 that The Village Skillet on the Kennesaw campus and Papa John’s on the Marietta campus will no longer be in service.
These eateries were geared toward residential students and stayed open as late as 2 a.m.
The announcement was sent to KSU staff in an email by Jenifer Duggan, senior director of Culinary and Hospitality Services.
“Unfortunately, these operations were insufficiently supported by student business and not viable,” Duggan said in the email.
An audit by the University System of Georgia released in June revealed budget deficits in dining services. Six of the seven dining outlets on the Kennesaw campus operated at a loss in 2015.
Culinary and Hospitality Services is currently looking at different options to utilize the space in both buildings, according to the email. There are plans to look into non-traditional options, like food trucks, to cater to the late-night cravings of residential students.
In the meantime, Culinary and Hospitality Services has extended the hours of Starbucks and Subway in the J Building on the Marietta campus. The restaurants will stay open until 9 p.m.