Three more restaurants have begun accepting GWorld, a University official confirmed last week.
University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said Sawah Diner, Colonial Bistro at Ross Hall and Colonial Cafe at the Virginia campus have installed the GWorld machines and are now accepting GWorld as a form of payment. Another restaurant, Tuscany Cafe, and a salon, Moda Salon, have signed the necessary contracts and will start accepting GWorld in the next week.
Located at 2222 18th St., Sawah Diner offers a diverse mix of Greek, Italian and American dishes. Both Colonial Bistro and Colonial Cafe are University dining venues similar to Ames Pub on the Mount Vernon campus.
Georgetown favorite Tuscany Cafe offers a wide Italian selection, specializing in food from its regional namesake, Tuscany. Moda Salon in Georgetown is the seventh salon/spa vendor to be added to the program.
McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, which applied to be a GWorld vendor in September, has yet to be approved, Sherrard said.
“There is a review process to determine whether or not a vendor will become a GWorld vendor,” Sherrard said. “That review process for McFadden’s has not been completed.”
The review involves the GWorld Office and BbOne – the company that manages the University’s contracts with vendors – evaluating a vendor’s ability to offer enough food to cardholders, as GWorld cannot be used to pay for alcohol.
Managers at McFadden’s previously said they were looking to expand their menu to include more food options, with the possibility of a weekend brunch.
McFadden’s Web site describes the “ambiance” of the restaurant as “casual dining with a rocking nightlife.”
Director of the Dining Services Commission Kim Neu said she was excited by the increased dining options for students