After completing lengthy paperwork related to the renovation of the fourth floor dining area of the Slemp Student Center, work will begin later this month on Chartwell’s new Chick-fil-A at UVa-Wise.

Construction will officially begin on Aug. 29. Brett Lawson, director of dining services, said Chick-fil-A could open early in the spring semester. Chartwells officials had planned for the Chick-fil-A to be open during the fall semester.

Lawson said Mondo Subs has moved to the Ely Health and Wellness Center, third floor. Mondo Subs will open on Aug. 21.

Both Mondo and Chick-Fil-A Express will accept meal swipes, dining dollars, cash and credit as forms of payment. Students, faculty and staff who purchase meal plans may choose from a variety of combo meals, which will include an entrée, side item and beverage of their choice.

The new Chick-fil-A Express will feature nearly everything from its original menu. In addition to its signature chicken sandwich and nuggets, the Chick-fil-A menu includes grilled chicken, grilled chicken club, cool wrap, waffle fries, new sauces and salads which are made with fresh vegetables and fruits that are hand-chopped throughout the day. Hand-spun milkshakes are also available in addition to homemade lemonade.

Lawson said Chick-fil-A Express, once it opens in the spring, will serve breakfast? Early risers will be able to enjoy the popular Chick-n-minis among other delicious breakfast items.

“Chick-n-minis from Chick-fil-A and your favorite Starbucks coffee from Books & Brew Café are bound to make the 8am class better!” said Lawson.

UVa-Wise will be one of over 245 schools to have include Chick-fil-A among its dining options.

Other great changes to UVa-Wise dining this fall include exciting new menu items in Smith Dining Commons, Mongolian Grill menu at the Exhibition Cooking Station in Smith Dining Commons, cold brew coffee in Books & Brew Café, and the return of the popular “Happy Hour” in Smith.

Members of the community and surrounding areas are encouraged and welcome to come to the campus to take advantage of the great dining options. Stay informed about UVa-Wise dining services by following them on Facebook and Instagram.