Einstein Bros. Bagels has reopened on EKU’s campus in the newly renovated Weaver Building.
The original date for Einstein Bros was set for Oct. 1, 2018 but was continuously moved back due to permit delays and a competitive building process until it was officially opened on April 1.
“I think [Einstein’s] is so popular at EKU because students love the menu so much,” said Lore-Louise Cox, the satellite location manager at Einstein’s. “It’s not your ordinary coffee shop with an ordinary menu. The students have a lot of options to choose from here.”
After checking the evening report, there were approximately 335 people served opening day, said Cox. Cox says this is about average for a Monday at Einstein’s and expects a few more customers to come through on Tuesdays and Thursdays because they are considered “commuter days.”
To prepare for the reopening, Einstein workers reported to work last week for their company training. At this training workers learned company policies, sandwich builds and how to safely and efficiently operate the Einstein’s machinery.
Students who have been on campus long enough to experience Einstein Bros. were eagerly waiting for the campus dining option to reopen.
“My freshman year I went to Einstein’s a couple of days a week before class,” said April Cherry, a senior English major from Brandenburg, Kentucky. “I made a lot of new friends and good memories there. I’m looking forward to doing that again now that Einstein’s is open again.”