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Tiger Express reopens

Tiger Express had a Feb. 17 reopening unveiling new offerings. Courtesy photo

Grambling State University held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of Chick-fil-A and Firehouse Subs in Tiger Express on Monday, Feb. 17.

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

Chick-fil-A and Firehouse Subs are two of the five new vendors that were included in the renovation of the Tiger Express after the announcement of the partnership between Grambling State University and Magic Johnson’s food service provider SodexoMAGIC in July.

Pizza Hut and a Steak n’ Shake food truck were unveiled on campus last semester. 

An onsite Starbucks in the Jacob T. Stewart Building, which houses the College of Business and the Public administration program, is set to arrive on campus in 2021. 

Located next to the space Crispy Chicken once occupied, Firehouse Subs’ menu items include sub sandwiches combinations, build your own sub sandwiches and salads. 

GSU student Christina Essien was among the crowd of students at the grand opening on Monday. 

“The customer service was very good,” Essien, a mass communication major and marketing minor from Chicago said of Firehouse Subs. “They were very fast on service.” 

Located in space Burger King formerly occupied, Chick-fil-A’s menu items include their chicken strip and nugget combos, chicken sandwiches and milkshakes. 

Xavier Johnson, a music education major from Monroe said Chick-fil-A’s customer service was sufficient.   

“As soon as I ordered my food, I got it,” Johnson said. 

Jesse Brown, a music education major from Lafayette, La., said that his favorite menu is the spicy chicken sandwich. 

Chick-fil-A and Firehouse Subs’ hours, in accordance with Tiger Express’ hours, are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.