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Mount Charles wins university catering deal

Mount Charles has secured a four-year catering services contract with Maynooth University in Kildare.

The deal will see the Irish catering and facilities management firm providing food and beverage services to the University’s 14,000 students, staff and visitors onsite. This number is expected to grow over the duration of the contract.

Mount Charles will run all the Maynooth University food service operations on the campus including restaurants and cafes. The main student restaurant Phoenix has received a complete branding overhaul to become Urban Square Food Co and Urban Square Coffee Co, boasting large graffiti artwork, pool tables and foosball tables.

A new and exciting brand ‘POP’ has been introduced to the Arts Building, offering sweet treats such as milkshakes, bubble waffles, and ice-cream. Improvements have been made to the Starbucks café, situated in the John Paul II Library and Mount Charles’ own Mexican street food brand, Coco Diablo, has been installed in the John Hume Building.

Michael Rafter, Director of Campus and Commercial Services at Maynooth University said: “Mount Charles’ creativity and innovation immediately stood out for us and their understanding of our student population and campus was a strong element of their proposal.

“Mount Charles are transforming our students’ dining experience and how we engage with them. We believe that campus catering is an important part of delivering a great campus experience. Ensuring we have the very best catering service and value for money, quality food offer, is essential for the health and well being of the University and its community.”

Maynooth University is one of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2019 was placed #50 in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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