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Lehigh opens library café, doubles venue sales

November 01, 2019

Unit hits the cultural sweet spot in terms of providing a dining option in a classic collaborative space, which is what trend data shows is popular with college students.

Smoothies of the future

May 08, 2019

Adding eye appeal plus fiber and more nutrients are great reasons to dress up your smoothie or smoothie bowl with gorgeous garnishes. At Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., Spirit Bowls is an in-house concept featuring seven different smoothie and chia pudding bowls that are customizable.

Lehigh University drives diversity with Halal food truck

April 26, 2019

On April 1, Lehigh University Dining by Sodexo unveiled the latest addition to its mobile culinary fleet. After months of anticipation, "Simply Skewered" made its debut featuring the authentic flavors of Brazil, a churrasco inspired menu of Halal-certified grilled meats, vegetables, and side dishes.

Police, dining join for dining competition

April 17, 2019

Crime show-themed culinary challenge had university police teamed with dining staff members to create dishes based on famous TV crime shows.

Lamar Johnson: 18 years at Lehigh Dining and still smiling

April 18, 2019

It’s the middle of exam week. Tired, overworked college students litter Fairchild-Martindale Library, working late into the night. If a student decides to walk down the stairs of the library into the cafe for a late-night snack or coffee, he or she will likely be greeted by a bald man with a winning smile behind the counter. That man is Lamar Johnson.

Food for thought: Dining employees feel part of the Lehigh community

November 08, 2018

Eating at Lehigh dining halls is part of many on-campus students’ daily routines. Though it might not be noticeable as students grab their food, Rathbone employees find that a community is created between students and staff during meals.

Lehigh University Goes Plastic Straw Free

September 06, 2018

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has announced that they will phase out the use of plastic straws across their campus

Lehigh University to switch from plastic to paper straws

September 06, 2018

Lehigh University students and faculty will be sipping through paper straws, putting the school among a host of businesses, cities and countries taking steps to eliminate plastic straw use and the litter that can follow.

Lehigh's new Diner concept is a huge hit among students

January 30, 2018

Take a tour of the Rathbone diner, with its retro design, menu of diner classics (hello, perfectly smashed burgers), modern comfort food and fresh ingredients.

Lehigh University pledges shift to 20 percent "real food" by 2020

December 12, 2017

Lehigh University’s Rathbone dining hall provides nearly 5,500 meals a day on average, not including some 300 employee meals. Right now, about 10 percent of those meals consist of “real” food — local, fair-trade, humane or organic. But by 2020, the college wants to double that.

Lehigh's Smoked Mac & Cheese was featured on

December 05, 2017

The signature mac (and most popular dish) at Common Grounds, a soup-and-sandwich coffee venue at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., features hickory-smoked cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, which are smoked daily in the on-campus smoker, which gives the cheese a distinctly deep and complex flavor.