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Grambling State Announces Grand Opening of Chick-Fil-A and Firehouse Subs


SodexoMAGIC Powers New Campus Dining Options Beginning February 17 

GRAMBLING, La. – February 11, 2020 – Today, Grambling State University announced Firehouse Subs and Chick-fil-a will open on Monday, February 17, 2020 in the Tiger Express.  

“We are all very excited to provide the exact dining experience that our students have asked for,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. 

Newly completed renovations to the student union food court (Tiger Express) are part of the University’s five-year partnership with SodexoMAGIC, which has already added Pizza Hut and Steak & Shake to student dining options. Grambling State’s campus will receive $6.7 million in facility updates that include a full-scale renovation of McCall Dining Hall during the Summer of 2020 and the addition of a campus Starbucks planned for a 2021 opening.  

“These improvements have a direct impact on the economic development for the institution and the Grambling community,” said Sheilah Faucette, Senior Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations of Grambling State University.  

For interviews or more information on Grambling State’s new dining program, email Raven Thissel at or call (318) 243-5012. 


 About Grambling State University 

Grambling State University, located in Grambling Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 43 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information visit

About SodexoMAGIC 

SodexoMAGIC was formed in 2006 through a joint venture between Magic Food Provisions (MFP), which is owned by NBA all-star Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Sodexo to provide food and facilities management services to businesses, hospitals, schools and universities. SodexoMAGIC was founded with the purpose of empowering the communities it serves, creating opportunity by hiring locally and purchasing goods and services from minority and women-owned businesses.  With a 51 percent ownership interest by MFP, SodexoMAGIC has been certified as a minority-owned and managed company by the Minority Supplier Development Council and the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, Inc.  The joint venture employs over 6,500 people at approximately 50 locations across the U.S. and Canada. 

Chick-Fil-A and Firehouse Subs Opening at in Tiger Express Next Month

Upgrade Your Meal Plan to Accommodate New Dining Options Before January 28

Grambling State University and SodexoMAGIC are excited to announce that Chick-fil-a and Firehouse Subs will be open for your business in February! Students are encouraged to revisit your meal plan before January 28 to make sure you’re ready for additional dining opportunities in Tiger Express throughout the Spring semester.

Important Information About Meal Plans

You can only change/upgrade your meal plan once per semester. The deadline to make changes to your meal plan for Spring 2020 is January 28. Need more info on SodexoMAGIC meal plans? Click here to learn your options.

To find more details before you make your selection, visit

How do I change my meal plan? 

To change your meal plan, before January 28: 

  1. Visit BannerWeb  
  2. Select “Register Online” 
  3. Select “Optional: Upgrade your residential meal plan to gold or platinum, or purchase a commuter plan” 
  4. Follow prompts to complete. 

How do I guarantee 24/7 access to McCall Dining services? 
Be sure to complete all online registration steps, paying close attention to the “Pay Tuition & Fees” segment. During this step, you must “Accept and Pay Fees” to complete the registration process and activate McCall 24/7 dining access. Then, verify that your fee sheet has a status of “Registered.” If so, you now have 24/7 access to McCall Dining services.  online.

Need info on your Tiger1 Card or G-Flex? Find it here. 

What’s for dinner? 

Plan your meals by checking the McCall Dining Hall menu, the Chick-fil-a menuFirehouse Subs menu online.

The @gram1901dining team is here to help you get the most out of your meal plan. For more information, visit or call (318) 274-3252.

Drew Brees-Autographed Football Among Prizes for Grambling State Event Guests

Bayou Classic Kicks Ball to Feature Silent Auction with Online Bidding Through Qtego

Bayou Classic 2019 Kicks Ball FlyerGRAMBLING, La – October 28, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University released a partial list of prizes available to guests of the Inaugural Presidents Bayou Classic Kicks Ball at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Attendees who participate in the event’s silent auction can take home a football autographed by New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, among other exclusive items.

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Campus Nutritionist and More Fresh Faces Are Your Service

Discover Your Dining Resources and Your SodexoMAGIC Dining Staff  

diningstaff3copyGRAMBLING, La, – October 18, 2019 – If you can’t stand the heat, there’s no need for you to stay in the kitchen. The SodexoMAGIC team has got you covered. Meet the fresh faces you’ve seen in the café this semester and take full advantage of the dining resources available to you. 

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