Campus convenience store hours change

Jessica Voorhees

WKU Restaurant Group reduced the hours of the campus convenience stores for the fall semester, due to low business later in the evenings. 

The Pit Stop Convenience Store is now open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. 

POD at Bates is open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. to midnight on Sunday. 

Steve Hoyng, Aramark district manager, said his goal is to maintain the low cost of meals.

Hoyng said he cut the hours to save money so the meals could remain cheap.  

“In order to keep a reasonable price, we cut the hours,” Hoyng said. “It wasn’t worth it to be open the extra hours for only a couple people.”

The convenience stores are not the only restaurants on campus with changed hours. Toward the end of the 2014 spring semester, Einstein Bros. Bagels had extended hours due to student feedback.

 Einstein Bros. Bagels now closes at 5 p.m. on weekdays. Hoyng said the shortening of the hours was due to the extended hours of RedZone, which is now open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Friday.

For quick restaurant information, students can check the map on the iWKU app for information on which places are open or closed.