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.
This article appeared in the September 3, 1998 issue of the Hatchet.