New restaurant opens at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has taken the first step in a complete renovation of its food services by cutting the ribbon on a new restaurant. The new Au Bon Pain Café Bakery, which replaces the Courtyard Café in the College of Medicine, provides another healthy dining option for patients, visitors, employees and students. Morrison Management Specialists will operate the restaurant.

“Through our partnership with Morrison, we’re expanding our ability to offer fresh, healthy food that meets the needs of everyone on our campus,” said Harold L. Paz, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center chief executive officer, senior vice president for health affairs for Penn State, and dean, Penn State College of Medicine. “It’s part of our commitment to promoting good health and making it easier for people to make healthier choices.”

Au Bon Pain will offer a range of menu items, including sandwiches, salads, soups and low-fat muffins. The restaurant will be open on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Au Bon Pain operates more than 65 bakery restaurants in health care facilities and partners with many of the country’s leading academic medical centers. The opening of the new restaurant marks the first step in a planned revitalization of Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s food services, including patient meal service and retail options.

Last Updated February 17, 2011