The new University of Central Florida Student Union Chili’s will now serve alcohol to students 21 and older, filling in a role that Wackadoo’s gave to students having lunch with friends and to students ahead of tailgates.
Wackadoo’s, an alumni-owned restaurant that held the same location as Chili’s before a deal with Aramark and UCF took place, legally offered alcohol to students of age in addition to a full-service menu.
Chili’s will offer the same service in addition to their menu.
A permitting issue that took place on the first day of the Spring 2017 semester has since been resolved, UCF officials stated.
Food menus and hours of operation are provided below.
A brand new Chili’s has opened in the Student Union of the University of Central Florida.
Students packed the ‘Bar & Grill’ the first day of Spring semester 2017 to eat and take a look at the newest addition to on-campus dining. A Chili’s representative was on hand for students in line to answer questions and explain menu options on opening day.
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— Chili's Grill & Bar (@Chilis) January 4, 2017
Although divisive, due to the permanent closing of the long-time, alumni-owned Wackadoo’s in the same Student Union location, Chili’s may overshadow the memory of Wackadoo’s as the next generation of students enroll at UCF.
Hours and a menu for the Spring semester are below. No ‘Two for Twenty’ deal will be run as of now.
Alcohol will be served to students 21 and older – the same practice of Wackadoo’s and their legal sale of alcoholic beverages to students 21 and older. A permitting issue that took place Monday has since been resolved and the beverages will be sold under the permit, UCF officials stated.
- Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.