Guy Fieri and Sodexo Join Forces to Spice Up College Fare
August 21, 2012
New Guy Fieri On Campus Concept Showcases Popular TV Host’s Love for Unique Flavors, and "Off the Hook" Culinary Experiences All Peppered with a Lot of Fun
GAITHERSBURG, Md., August 21, 2012 — Students at select American colleges and universities will get a taste of rock star dining on campus thanks to an exclusive new partnership between Food Network icon Guy Fieri and Sodexo, the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions. Fieri worked with Sodexo to create Guy Fieri On Campus (GFOC), a fast casual retail dining concept featuring his unique culinary style with hints of Italian, Asian and Mexican flavors - the kind of food featured regularly on the TV host's shows and in his restaurants, Tex Wasabi's and Johnny Garlic's.
Under this partnership, Fieri and Sodexo will open at least 15 GFOC locations in the next five years. The first GFOC will open this fall at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
"I'm totally psyched about Guy Fieri On Campus. This is my style, my recipes and what I wish I could have had when I was in college," said Fieri. "I've definitely learned a lot about what people like to eat in my travels across the country, so you know this food is going to be on point."
GFOC's awesome menu includes a broad selection of sandwiches, pasta, tacos, quesadillas, rice bowls, salads, soups and burritos. Another highlight is a full offering of appetizers, sides and snacks including Guy's famous Vegas Fries, a rockin' recipe inspired by Guy's college days featuring extra crispy spuds tossed in buffalo sauce and served with a side of bleu cheese. There's definitely no room for boredom at GFOC, so diners will also be able to try sea salt fries or garlic fries with parmesan.
Flavor is king when it comes to snackin' on chicken wings, so Guy is offering these in three unique ways - slathered with his own signature barbecue sauces; marinated and coated in a spicy soy sauce and honey Firecracker Sauce; and as Garlic-Butter Wings with Hot Sauce.
"Sodexo creates exceptional student experiences and this partnership with Guy Fieri is another example of the exciting innovations we bring to campus," said Tom Post, president of Sodexo Education-Campus. "Much like our other branded dining concepts, Guy Fieri On Campus was designed to create a fun and relaxing spot on campus for students to enjoy great food while letting their hair down, or in this case spiking it up!"
Check out Sodexo's Facebook page to get an exclusive look at the new GFOC logo personally-designed by Guy – https://www.facebook.com/sodexomain.
Sodexo in North America
Sodexo Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government and Remote Site segments, and Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.