The University announced yesterday that Bon Appetit Management Company will be its new food-service provider.

"We are confident that Bon Appetit is committing to implementing Penn's vision for dining and is well positioned to do so," Vice President of Penn's Division of Business Services Marie Witt, said.

Changes made by Bon Appetit will include new food options at Houston Market, educational programs to teach students about how their food choices impact the environment, community and personal well-being, and a program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions created by the food service industry by at least 25 percent over three years.

Aramark, whose current contract with Penn expires in July, will continue to partner with the University at the Steinberg Conference Center, the Palestra, and with technical engineering services.

According to Business Services spokeswoman Barbara Lea-Kruger, most of the current Aramark employees are expected to be rehired by Bon Appetit.

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