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Saint Xavier opens Figaro’s, a new nighttime dining option on campus

Food shop at Regina Hall features Tomato Head Red Pizza and Grounds for Change Coffee

Chicago (Sept. 17, 2007) – Students were lined up out the door Friday afternoon to try a slice of pizza or a cup of coffee at the opening of Saint Xavier University’s newest nighttime dining option, Figaro’s. 

Located on the first floor of Regina Hall, Figaro’s features Tomato Head Red Pizza and Grounds for Change Coffee. 

The food shop is open daily from 6 p.m. to midnight and offers authentic thin-crust Tomato Head Red pizzas in nine- and 16-inch sizes. Baked pastas and bread sticks will also be featured. Grounds for Change Coffee offers fair-trade, organic and shade-grown coffee and espresso. Figaro’s also offers sandwiches, salads, desserts and drinks. 

“Figaro’s fills a much-desired nighttime niche on Saint Xavier campus,” said Mohammed Nofal, senior director of Campus Dining Services. “We look forward to our students enjoying this fun new facility.” 

More than 200 students turned out for the opening. 
In keeping with Saint Xavier’s commitment to protect the environment, Grounds for Change serves organic coffee that is grown by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and is grown without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizer. It is grown in the shade under a forest canopy, preserving the natural habitat needed for migratory songbirds and other animals. The coffee is also fair trade-certified by TransFair USA. 

Students and staff are invited to visit Figaro’s during grand opening week Sept. 14 to 21 to get free samples of new products and a chance to win cool prizes.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,600 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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