|Photo courtesy of Emory Food Advisory Committee|
The two local eateries will join a number of other new (and relocated) food options at Emory's Cox Hall.
Twisted Taco had planned on opening near Emory Village in 2009 but those plans never materialized. The restaurant would have been on Oxford Road where Yogli Mogli, Romeo's New York Pizza and Chipotle Mexican Grill later opened.
There are currently six Atlanta area locations of Twisted Taco including locations in Buckhead, Smyrna and Johns Creek.
D.B.A. Barbecue's flagship and only other location is off North Highland Avenue in Virginia Highland, a few miles from Emory's main campus.
Among the other eateries opening at Cox Hall are Top Hat Pizza, offering house-made New York style pizza, by the slice. Additionally, Star Ginger, based in Sacramento, California will bring casual Asian fare to Emory diners. Star Ginger "blends the bold simplicity of Asian street food with exotic flavors drawn from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore." Other changes include renaming Dooley's Burger, Dooley's Grille, and adding grilled chicken and chicken fingers to the menu. Student-run, The Green Bean is being brought inside for a permanent home within Cox Hall. The popular coffee shop will also add additional pastries and baked. Freshens, Cox Salad Bowl and Asbury Circle Deli featuring Boar's Head meats will remain largely unchanged.
Though campus officials claimed it had nothing to do with the political views of company COO and President Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A was removed from Cox Hall and no longer has a presence on the intown campus. According to an Emory food service representative, the decision to remove Chick-fil-A "was based solely on student feedback that his office has received through a series of surveys and focus groups."
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