FAST Points Dining Plans available for purchase

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff have an opportunity to purchase an exclusive dining plan this spring. Chartwells is sponsoring an additional $25 in Block Plan FAST Points and bonus $15 in FAST Points with the 200 & 300 plans. First-time FAST 75 Block Plan customers, as well as all FAST 75 Block Plan renewals from the Fall plans will receive a free reusable mug that includes unlimited free refills of coffee and fountain soda beverages at all retail locations on campus. This opportunity is open through Feb. 10 for post-tax deduction from your payroll starting March 2 (University Staff) or March 1 (Academic Staff & Faculty). FAST Points may be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center.

There are five options to choose from including:

  •  FAST 75 Block Plan – includes 75 meals plus $25** in FAST Points – Cost $425 . . . cost per meal $5.66
  • FAST 50 Block Plan – includes 50 meals plus $25** in FAST Points – Cost $290 . . . cost per meal $5.80
  • FAST 25 Block Plan – includes 25 meals plus $25** in FAST Points – Cost $155 . . . cost per meal $6.20
  • FAST 300 Points Plan – includes $315 in FAST Points – Cost $300.00 (Spring 2017 Special – $15 in bonus FAST Points)
  • FAST 200 Points Plan – includes $215 in FAST Points – Cost $200.00 (Spring 2017 Special – $15 in bonus FAST Points)

FAST Meal Plans and FAST Points
FAST (Faculty and Academic Staff) Points are not new to UW-Green Bay. They have been in place for three to four years. What are they? They are prepaid declining balance funds you can purchase and load onto your official University ID for use at any Chartwells-managed food serving location on campus. This spring, through February 10, the FAST 200 and 300 Points Plans include $15 in bonus FAST points through the generosity of Chartwells. When customers use their “points” in the Marketplace they will receive a $0.50 discount bringing the net cost of breakfast to $5.75, lunch to $6.25, and dinner to $6.75 (+ sales tax).

FAST Meal Plans are new to UW-Green Bay and serve as option for staff and faculty to purchase meals in a larger quantity at prices-per-meal lower than paying with cash, credit or points. This Spring’s FAST 75 Block Plan, at the cost of $425, equates to a cost-per-meal of $5.66 plus $25* in FAST Points for times you prefer not to have a full meal. For this spring, a new all stainless steel mug is bring given to new and renewing FAST 75 Block Plan customers.

To-Go containers available — All FAST Plan customers will receive a reusable To-Go container to use for take-out meals from the Marketplace inside Leona Cloud Commons. Details on how to use the To-Go containers will be shared with all who participate and eventually posted online. The block meals and FAST points on all FAST Plans will remain on your University ID account until they are used. They can also be used for combo meals in the retail operations.

*Chartwells is sponsoring all FAST Points on all FAST Plans this spring semester. The company is excited to announce the opening of Za’tar next to Rustic Range on the first floor of the University Union. This opening completes the investment Chartwells provided in their contract with UW-Green Bay.

Interim dining hours

If you are hungry for a snack or meal during interim, the following places will be open:

  • Dec. 22 and 23, Common Grounds and the Corner Store — from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 27 to 30, Common Grounds — 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 3 to 15, the Garden Café — 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (closing earlier Fridays)
  • Jan. 17 to 20, Common Grounds and the Garden Café — 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Normal business hours resume on Jan. 23. Check the hours of operation on the dining services website.

Lunch n’ Learn gives Cooking Demonstration

Chartwells’ Chef Corey will demonstrate how to prepare butternut squash bisque with cinnamon crème from noon to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. He will provide preparation and cooking instructions, and Registered Dietician Jolene Sell will share nutritional information. Attendees will also get to sample the bisque. Please note that this Lunch ‘n Learn is limited to 30 attendees. RSVP is required. Please click here for more information.

Last days for FAST Meal Plans is tomorrow

The opportunity for faculty and staff to have payroll deduction for a FAST Meal Plan closes Friday, Sept. 30. There are five options to choose from including:

  • FAST 75 Block Plan – includes 75 meals plus $50 in FAST Points, Cost $475.00 (Fall 2016 Special – $425.00)
  • FAST 50 Block Plan – includes 50 meals plus $50 in FAST Points, Cost $340.00
  • FAST 25 Block Plan – includes 25 meals plus $50 in FAST Points, Cost $205.00
  • FAST 300 Points Plan – includes $315 in FAST Points, Cost $300.00 (Fall 2016 Special – $15 in bonus FAST Points)*
  • FAST 200 Points Plan – includes $200 in FAST Points, Cost $200.00
    The form to enroll can be found here.

Reminders from UWGB Dining

F.A.S.T Meal Plans and payroll deduction available until Friday, September 30

New for this fall is the opportunity for staff and faculty to purchase meal plans using payroll deduction. This opportunity is open through Friday, September 30 for post-tax deduction from their payroll starting Thursday, October 27 (University Staff) or Tuesday, November 1 (Academic Staff & Faculty). There are five options to choose from including:

  • FAST 75 Block Plan – includes 75 meals plus $50 in FAST Points, Cost $475.00 (Fall 2016 Special – $425.00)
  • FAST 50 Block Plan – includes 50 meals plus $50 in FAST Points, Cost $340.00
  • FAST 25 Block Plan – includes 25 meals plus $50 in FAST Points, Cost $205.00
  • FAST 300 Points Plan – includes $315 in FAST Points, Cost $300.00 (Fall 2016 Special – $15 in bonus FAST Points)*
  • FAST 200 Points Plan – includes $200 in FAST Points, Cost $200.00

The form to enroll can be found here.

More on Meal Plans

FAST Meal Plans are new to UW‑Green Bay and serve as option for staff and faculty to purchase meals in larger quantity at prices-per-meal lower than paying with cash, credit or points. The FAST 75 Block Plan, at the normal plan cost of $475, equates to a cost-per-meal of $5.67 plus there are $50 in FAST Points for when you don’t need or want a full meal. This fall, during September only, the FAST 75 Block Plan is being discounted $50 through the generosity of Chartwells. This reduces the effective cost of each meal to $5.00 and you still have the $50 in FAST points. The meals in the FAST Block Plans will remain on your University ID account until they are used. They can also be used for combo meals in the retail operations.

Free mug, includes free refills of coffee and fountain soda

All staff purchasing the FAST 75 Block Plan will receive a free reusable mug. Included with this mug are free (not kidding here) refills of regular coffee and fountain soda beverages at all retail locations on campus (where coffee and fountain beverages are offered).

Renovation updates for University dining

The Phoenix Club Food Court (Union 1st Floor), including Rustic Range and Zatar (Mediterranean Cuisine), is scheduled to open next week. The Garden Café (Cofrin Library First Floor), future home of Mondo’s Subs, Create (salads, wraps, entree’s), Outtakes (convenience goods), is on schedule to open the week of October 3. Cloud Commons, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, The Corner Store, MAC Hall, and Rosewood Café are currently open to diners.