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Highland Bakery to open in Goizueta Business School

By Kimber Williams | Emory Report | Jan. 16, 2014

Highland Bakery — an Atlanta-based purveyor of breakfasts and baked goods, sandwiches and entrees — is coming to Emory.

The popular local bakery/restaurant is scheduled to open Jan. 21 on the ground floor of Goizueta Business School  (GBS)— the space formerly occupied by Einstein Bagels, which served that location for nine years, says David Furhman, university food service administration senior director.

"Students, faculty and staff told us that they were ready for a change," explains Furhman, adding that the restaurant will offer campus customers a new, higher-end dining option at price points that should still be comfortable to student budgets.

Highland Bakery will provide a full hot menu, with breakfast, lunch and early dinner options, including soups, salads, sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, entrees and baked goods. The restaurant will be open Monday through Friday; Furhman acknowledges there has also been discussion of remaining open on weekends as demand warrants, though nothing has been confirmed.

"For now, the agreement is to get open and operating and see how it goes," he says.

While Highland Bakery is known for both its baked goods and generous portions, it has developed a "campus menu" for the Emory location, featuring slightly lower prices and lighter portions designed to "appeal to our entire student body," Furhman explains.

Renovations were completed over the holiday break to help re-shape the GBS space, which will operate as a quick service restaurant, he says, with a contemporary look similar to Highland Bakery locations in Buckhead, Midtown and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Food trucks

In other culinary news, local food trucks that were introduced last semester around campus to provide late-night dining will continue to offer service from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the following locations: near the sorority lodges on Eagle Row; in front of the Dobbs University Center; near Goizueta Business School; and on the Clairmont campus.

This semester, the pool of food truck vendors includes: Nectar (smoothies and paninis); Yumbi (Asian-inspired fare); Vietnomies (Vietnamese/Southeast Asian specialties); and Doggy Dogg (organic, nitrate/nitrite-free hot dogs).