For students returning to campus and looking for something to eat, J Street offers more options, better service and a friendlier ambiance than it has in recent memory. In a strange departure from the norm, University administrators seem to have actually listened to students’ complaints and suggestions about J Street and made significant improvements.
Burger King is the newest arrival to GW. It takes the place of a hot dog “stand” that offered meat byproducts to a rather small and limited clientele. The high prices charged for small-sized Burger King offerings and the length of the lines have brought some complaints, but students don’t seem to mind too much.
Students who prefer meatless meals also benefit from J Street’s newest arrivals. From a “wrap” station to a pay-by-the-ounce salad bar, more vegetarian choices are available.
The most noticeable changes to J Street, however, are the better lighting, color schemes and service. Bright and colorful dining sections have replaced gloomy-looking areas. And service that used to be brusque and less than genial is outgoing and friendly.
The only question: How long will this new J Street last? GW deserves praise for the improvements it has made to J Street in the first few weeks of school, but it needs to become the permanent way of doing business.