Construction of a $15 million dining facility on Texas A&M’s west campus was approved by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents at the Regents’ regular meeting on Thursday.

The new dining facility will be located in the middle of the West Campus Quad between the Biochemistry/Biophysics building, the HEEP Center, the Kleberg Center and the Rosenthal Meat Science & Technology Center.

Dining venues will include Chick-fil-A and three Chartwells-branded venues, including Houston Street Subs, Copperhead Jacks and a to-be determined salad venue. The dining facility will include indoor seating for 390 people and outdoor seating for 80.

Regents approved $13.5 million on Thursday, and had previously appropriated $1.5 million. Project construction is expected to begin in June and have substantial completion by June 2021.

Earlier this year, A&M officials established a task force to evaluate dining options across campus and found the university’s west campus was highly underserved compared to dining opportunities on the east campus.

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