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The Military College of South Carolina Awards Dining Contract to Sodexo for The Citadel

Sodexo wins university contract to develop and sustain a fully integrated dining program for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 18, 2017 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, was awarded a new dining contract to provide The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina with catering, residential and retail dining operations. Sodexo will offer the campus community an innovative dining services program through a professionally directed, energized and collaborative effort.

Sodexo’s commitment to health, mindfulness and academic achievement will secure The Citadel as a leader in not only student academic success, but also in wellness. Sodexo’s commitment includes Simply to Go, a well-balanced health food option with an emphasis on quick, nutritious options; this will be available in all residential areas as well as Mindful by Sodexo, offering a healthy and delicious collection of recipes created by executive chefs and registered dietitians. In addition, Aspretto will be provided in The Canteen, serving 100 percent ethically sourced tea and coffee.

Customized specifically for The Citadel, Sodexo’s Fresh Kitchen will provide pizza, deli sandwiches, salads and soups. Other features provided for The Citadel include a fully-licensed Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and mobile ordering.

The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston and South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, which is nationally known and draws students from 45 states and 12 countries.  Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College.  For the sixth straight year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public college in the South for institutions granting up to a master’s degree.


Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.




Contact: Stephanie Hampton, Sodexo, Inc., 301 987 4091