Jake's Place Renovation Project | Albright College

Jake’s Place Renovation Project

Albright’s Campus Life and Dining Services teams are happy to announce that Jake’s Place will be fully renovated and updated for fall 2021! Find great food, student work spaces, and a new perfect spot to relax! Student service offices will surround a student lounge, performance space, new seating areas and pool tables.

Jake’s Place will be expanded to offer four new restaurants, which will available on GrubHub and for cash equivalency.
These restaurants will offer a wide variety of student favorites, healthy choices, and grab and go options for busy Lions on the go:

  • Grille Works
    • Focused on the cornerstone of any grill menu — burgers, fries and cheesesteaks comprise some popular meals, prepared with passion.
  • The Spread
    • Interested in a bold, fierce, “wicked good” eating experience? The Spread’s chef-inspired signature subs are infused with epic house-made spreads, toasted to perfection.
  • Tender, Love & Chicken
    • Do you believe that chicken tenders are the perfect food? Our chef’s devotion to chicken, and a dash of love, help to craft the best hand-breaded chicken tenders out there.
  • Greens 2 Go
    • Featuring Lancaster farm fresh produce, Greens 2 Go offers classic, signature and create-your-own salads. Our bread, fruit and soup options are also made with fresh ingredients from the Lancaster Farm Fresh co-op.

What is new with My Meal Plan?

With our renovation to Jake’s Place, we’re giving you more with your meal plan!

  • Meal Swipes
    • Meal Swipes still give you access to our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall, the Student Center Dining Hall.
  • Cash Equivalency
    • You may also use your meal swipe outside of our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall at Jake’s Place and Peg’s Cafe.
      When you use a meal at Jake’s or Peg’s, you receive $6 to use towards the purchase of your meal, and a meal will be deducted from your balance of meals (weekly & block plans). If you have our Gold Unlimited plan, you receive unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat Dining Hall, and 1 cash equivalency swipe per meal period.
    • Meal Periods: breakfast 7am-10:59am, lunch 11am-3:59pm, dinner 4pm-11:59pm. Each location will offer a Meal Deal and the deal will vary based on location.
  • Bonus Dollars
    • Bonus Dollars may be used at any on-campus Albright College Dining location just like cash. Bonus Dollars can be used with your cash equivalency, should your purchase exceed the $6 credit for your meal. Visit our locations page for location information, including dining hall menus and hours of operation.


The Jake’s Place physical location will be closed for construction beginning Monday, April 12 and will reopen in August. However, all of your Jake’s Place favorite foods can still be ordered via the Grubhub app and picked up at the Dining Hall between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., seven days a week. Additional grab-n-go items will also be available at Jake’s Java. See all Dining Service offerings online here.

The Student Center Dining Hall will remain an all-you-care-to-eat location. Dining Hall hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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As a reminder, because your health, safety and peace of mind are important to us, Dining Hall staff have bolstered their continuous sanitation efforts by cleaning all high-touch surfaces for 30 minutes between meal periods. Therefore, the Dining Hall remains closed for cleaning Monday-Saturday: 10:30 to 11 a.m.; 3:30-4 p.m., and Sunday: 3:30-4 p.m.