August 21, 1997......Volume 27, Issue 1

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Here's another edition of "Glad You Asked," a column that helps Penn State employees from any location find answers to the questions they've been pondering or to express their concerns about a wide range of issues. To submit a question for this column, please send e-mail to the address listed below. Submissions must include a contact name and telephone number so that Intercom can verify the source. Requests for anonymity will be honored.

Q: Recently I tried to find a bowl of soup for lunch at the HUB. It turns out that you can only get soup at Coaly's Cafe. Imagine my surprise to find cream of mushroom soup that had 39 grams of fat per serving! Shouldn't the University be helping staff and students to eat more nutritiously?

-- Getting Fat
at University Park

A: Thank you for your question regarding the menu selection at the HUB Eateries. A variety of soups is available Monday through Friday in several units: Food For Thought and Coaly's Cafe, which are open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the Greenhouse, which is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The HUB Eateries strives to satisfy a wide range of customers and we offer a broth soup and a cream soup daily. One of the soups is always vegetarian.

Due to the service line design in Coaly's Cafe, we are able to offer only one soup. To best satisfy our customer base, we feature a different soup every day. We provide nutritional information to help customers when making their selections. There is a sign at the beginning of each unit's serving line indicating the feature soups. Customers also may call our menu hotline for our daily menu at 865-4HUB.

In selecting soups, we follow current trends in the food industry and do in-house menu and recipe development. If you have a recipe that you would like us to test, please send it to me at 21 Hetzel Union Building. If you desire additional information regarding our menu selections, please contact me at (814) 865-7623.

-- Donna Buchwalter
HUB Eateries Manager


If you have a question for the Glad you asked column, please send it, along with your name and office phone number, via e-mail to ask@psu.edu. For publication purposes, Intercom and Online Intercom will use the initials of the individuals sending the questions and their campus location or department, depending on the nature of the question. Submissions must include a contact name and telephone number so that Intercom can verify the source. Requests for anonymity will be honored.

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