Many current students have dietary restrictions. Menu items at the Restaurants at Ben Franklin are prepared using recipes and ingredients that do not contain tree nuts or peanuts but we cannot control exposure to tree nuts or peanuts in the manufacturing process. Coconut is used in plant-based dishes at Trellis.
Menu items at the Restaurants at Ben Franklin are prepared using recipes and ingredients that do not contain tree nuts or peanuts. All RBF recipes are prepared in a facility that also prepares recipes with allergens such as soy, egg, fish, shellfish, wheat and gluten. Please be advised that we cannot control exposure to food allergens or gluten by food manufacturers or our suppliers.
Our new station called Simple Servings is Sodexo’s innovative solution to proactively address most of the ingredients that account for 90% of all food-allergy reactions: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. The 8th FDA specified allergen, fin fish, is included in the offer. Simple Servings also recognizes the current skyrocketing demand for gluten-free foods, which certain students may require out of medical necessity (Celiac disease) or simply by choice. Simple Servings also appeals to students who prefer plain and simple foods and those with other health-related dietary concerns, such as Type I diabetes.
With Simple Servings, students can comply with food allergy or other dietary concerns without feeling singled out. They won’t have to go off campus for their meals or miss out on dining with their friends while waiting for the chef to specially prepared their meals. All foods offered at the Simple Serving station are naturally free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. Straightforward preparation techniques assure transparency of ingredients, and help student prepare to be responsible for their own shopping and cooking in future. The lunch and dinner menu change daily and include varied protein options: fish, beef, pork, chicken and turkey. All side dishes are vegan, containing no milk, eggs, or meat products
KIVO (Kosher, International, Vegan, Organic) is a Star K certified kosher and Halal-certified dining facility. Every dining location on campus offers vegetarian and vegan options all denoted with special icons on our menus.
It is also helpful to note that our menus are posted for each week under the "Dining Near Me" tabs right next to the individual locations on our website. Students can also access our menus complete with ingredients, allergy content, and nutritional content by using the BiteU app, which you can sign up for here.
If you wish to speak to a manager further regarding your student's dietary needs, please contact us at (717) 358-7165 to schedule an appointment or speak with our Registered Dietitian, Susan Hurd, directly through email. For more information about special dietary accommodations please visit the Franklin and Marshall College Office of Student Accessibility Services Homepage.
All first-year students are required to be on the All-Access Plan. Sophomore students are required to purchase a 15 Meals Per Week Plan or upgrade to the All-Access Meal Plan. Commuting students are not required to purchase a meal plan. Please contact College House Administration to determine if a student is considered a commuter.
A meal plan is required for students living in traditional residence halls. Students in Roschel Apartments are exempt.
Juniors and Seniors who are living on-campus are required to take the 15 Meals Per Week Plan. Students living in a theme house with a kitchen are required to take the 10 Meals Per Week Plan. All Block Plans are available to Juniors and Seniors living off-campus only.
Meals left over at the end of either Fall or Spring semester will be forfeited.
All first-year students are required to be on the All-Access Plan plan. Sophomore students are required to purchase a 15 meal a week plan or the All-Access Plan. Juniors and seniors living in traditional residence halls are required to be on a 15 meal a week plan. All other Juniors, Seniors and Commuters have additional options available. Students who want to add, delete, or change a meal plan must contact Lori Foust at email.
Rechargeable meals are available in 5, 10 & 15 meal increments by contacting Student Accounts at (717) 358-4213 or via email at email@example.com. This applies to block plans only.
Go to the website at: https://fandm.campuscardcenter.com/ch/login.html
Cardholder Registration Page:
Click “Register Now”
- ID Number - Enter your student or faculty ID number.
- Last Name - Enter your last name.
Create User Profile Page: Complete the form as follows:
- Create your username – A valid username is one word without spaces or special characters.
- Create your password – A valid password is at least 5 characters without spaces or special characters.
- Re-enter your password to confirm.
- Select a secret question from the drop-down list and provide your answer.
- Enter your email address.
Cardholder Terms & Conditions Page -- Upon review:
- Click “Yes”
- Enter Initials
- Click “Accept Terms"
Registration & Card Activation Successful Confirmation Page:
Congratulations, you have successfully registered your account. To access your account, click on "Click Here" to return to the login page and enter the username and password you just established.
Once you have Registered Login to:
· Check balances on all meal plan and declining balance accounts
· View your Transactions History
· Reset your password
· Set up a Bite Account
Learn more about F&M Ben’s Bucks at https://www.fandmbensbucks.com/
Flex Dollars are part of your students' meal plan, they can be used at any dining location on campus. For example, Flex Dollars are used to buy a coffee instead of using a full meal swipe. They are also used to cover anything over what a standard meal plan is used for in our retail locations such as a DipDeal upgrade. An example of such an upgrade is if you get a sandwich with fries and a drink in Steinman College Center and you upgrade your drink to a milkshake, Flex Dollars will be used to cover the difference of milkshake upgrade.
Flex Dollars can also be used to cover meals if a student does not have any swipes left on their card. Flex Dollars roll over from the fall semester to the spring semester; as long as the student has selected a meal plan for the Spring semester. Flex Dollars DO NOT roll over from the spring semester to the next fall semester.
Ben’s Bucks are not the same as Flex Dollars, and are unrelated to your meal plan. Ben’s Bucks is a prepaid spending account on your Franklin & Marshall ID Card offering a safe and convenient way to make purchases on and off campus, including all on-campus eateries. You or your parents must make a deposit to Ben’s Bucks prior to using it for purchases. You can also set up an Auto Reload schedule so you never run out of Ben’s Bucks.
Value in Ben’s Bucks rolls over from semester-to-semester and year-to-year for as long as you are a member of the Franklin & Marshall community. For a complete list of Ben’s Bucks accepting locations, click here. For more information regarding Ben's Bucks or to register, click here.
DipDeals are menu items in our retail locations that are grouped together (i.e. combo meals, meal deals) that are purchased for JUST ONE SWIPE of your meal plan.
Absolutely! A variety of positions are open to students such as, student intern, Catering wait staff and more. We are not associated with the college or any work-study programs. Applications may be picked up in the catering office of the Restaurants at Ben Franklin. Visit our meet the team page to connect with a member of our management team.