Customizing for Georgia Board of Regents

Members of The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia are experiencing refreshing dining changes with Aladdin.  Since providing the opportunity to submit competitive bids for food service, Aladdin now proudly serves the following non-residential campuses including: 

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College 
  • Bainbridge State College 

Georgia State University satellite campuses including:

  • Dunwoody
  • Decatur
  • Newton 
  • Clarkston

Georgia Highlands College satellite campuses including:

  • Cartersville
  • Rome Campus

Three residential institutions including The College of Coastal Georgia, Albany State University and South Georgia State College are also enjoying Aladdin’s innovative culinary experiences uniquely tailored for their student population. 

According to Candace Hogan, Aladdin vice president of business development, “Creating a customized approach for dining services, while providing a positive financial return, resonated with Georgia state and private school administrators.”

Once the request for proposal was announced in 2015, Ms. Hogan, along with Christopher Butler, Aladdin director of operations and marketing, worked to create a dynamic presentation that featured Aladdin’s capabilities to support Georgia’s higher education system.

“Our strengths are listening to the clients, and executing what they want.  That’s really important,” says Ms. Hogan.

At schools who have retained Aladdin, dining is customized to best meet the needs of the school.  “We are able to showcase our capabilities preparing quality fresh and local foods, while supporting and offering national branding, which is very important to students who crave variety and choice,” says Ms. Hogan.

At Albany State University in Albany, Georgia, for example, Aladdin offers fresh made-to-order food as well as popular and highly respected national brands such as Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Subway and Pizza Hut.   While at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia, Aladdin’s popular street food brands appeal to the student body including Via Piada, a build your own Italian style wrap to Kalamatas, a pita stuffed with all your Greek favorites!

“What we have brought to the tables of Georgia schools and universities are an improved culinary focus that features a combination of what these schools desire,” says Ms. Hogan.

“Thank you to the team who has contributed to our success, enabling us to gain the momentum to share our dining expertise throughout the state,” she adds.

Team Georgia Board of Regents: Christopher Butler, Kent Freeman, district manager; Bob Love, vice president of operations; and Paul Kowalczyk, regional vice president of operations.

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