Convenient, inventive on-campus retail restaurants are just another way to add to the total student and faculty experience. AVI formulates a master strategy for each institution, taking into consideration existing facilities, demographics, student needs, traffic patterns and our extensive experience to determine the optimal retail plan.
Our extensive resources translate to complete flexibility to our client partners. We have a large portfolio of proprietary retail brands that include Dos Manos, Fire, Modeco and Piazza. Exclusive brands are developed and continually enhanced by a team of brand managers, marketing experts, corporate chefs, dietitians and operations managers. AVI also has a collection of franchised national brands to leverage as part of our retail strategy.
We embrace culinary passion in all aspects of our retail program by providing foods made from the freshest ingredients available and using our AVI Fresh Standards of Culinary Excellence. Our contemporary menu choices are determined after compiling student feedback, focus groups and taste panels. Our corporate culinary team interacts, trains and develops our on-site culinary team to truly appreciate our concept of fresh.
Every day, we work to engage and interact with our customers. AVI team members are hospitality-minded, focusing on creating an unbeatable experience. We approach the collection of retail stores as a mosaic of culinary options, each maintaining their own very specific style, menu, décor, furnishings, seating options, signature, audience base and color palette…yet all arranged under the overall umbrella of the AVI Fresh Retail Stores. They each possess their own individual boutique style with regards to image and personality.
The demands of busy academic life sometimes make it even more challenging for students to eat right. By utilizing fresh, wholesome ingredients, AVI offers foods that have greater health benefits. For example, we utilize whole grain flours, fresh fruit and vegetables, and we always opt for minimally processed foods whenever possible. Wellness choices are clearly marked, promoted and readily available at each retail venue.
AVI Foodsystems is proud to serve Slippery Rock University, nominated as one of the best college dining halls by Food Management magazine.