September 25, 2023
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Binghamton University Dining Services facing operational challenges

Staffing and food supply chain shortages to cause delayed openings, reduced hours

Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.

Those who are following current events, or have been to a restaurant or retail store in the past month, know that businesses are facing both severe staffing shortages and supply chain issues.

Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is no exception. In the past few months, BUDS has hosted job fairs, worked with four different temporary employment agencies, offered sign-on and referral incentives to current employees, promoted open positions through Broome/Tioga Workforce NY and advertised county wide, including on the sides and the interior of BC Transit buses. The fact remains, BUDS will still open the fall semester with significant staffing challenges.

Due to these staffing constraints and food supply chain challenges, Dining operations campus wide will have delayed openings or reduced hours to begin the semester:

  • All four Resident Dining Halls are open with most food stations available. Remaining stations will open and hours will be expanded when staffing levels are sufficient.
  • The Nite Owl and C-Store in Appalachian Dining will be closed until staffing levels are sufficient to reopen.
  • Jazzman’s Library Tower will have reduced hours from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The Chenango Room will convert to online ordering only through the BiteApp. Guests are welcome to dine in or take food to go. Download the BiteApp.
  • Garbanzo’s Mediterranean Grill, located on the third floor of the newly renovated Hinman Dining Center, will delay opening until September, in time for Family Weekend.

BUDS is dedicated to returning to pre-pandemic, full staffing capacity by the end of September and continues to recruit workers. Looking for a job? Check out BUDS job opportunities.

Visit the BUDS website for updates and hours of operation.

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