Subway wins spot in cafeteria at University of Michigan's new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Restaurant chain Subway was selected as an anchor of the cafe at the University of Michigan Health System's new C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, a $754 million facility set to open in November.
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The university, in a news release, described the selection of Subway — the largest fast-food chain in the world, as measured by number of locations — as a way to "give kids an option they recognize that is still healthy."
"Kids want something they recognize because they know what to expect, but Subway also allows us to meet M-healthy requirements," said Craig Luck, the contract administrator and member of the retail food service team, in a statement.
The university said it spent a year studying what choices to select for the cafe, which will be open 6 a.m. to midnight.
Jackie Lapinski, children's and women's hospital project manager, said in a statement that the university considered "nutrition, greenness, food choices and family needs."movie nights will be on tap for kids.
It marks the third time in 2011 that Subway has laid out plans to open a new location in Ann Arbor. The chain has already opened new locations on Washington Street in downtown Ann Arbor and at the Plymouth Green Crossings development on Plymouth Road.
U-M is gradually hiring 500 new workers to staff the children's and women's hospital, which will replace the existing facility next door.