Texas Tech University

Burkhart Center, Hospitality Services Cutting Ribbon for Quiznos Restaurant

Heidi Toth

January 8, 2015

Students from the center, who are on the autism spectrum, will staff the sandwich shop.

WHAT:  The grand opening of Quiznos Sub Sandwich Restaurant in the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research on the Texas Tech University campus. Hospitality Services will manage the restaurant, and it will be staffed almost entirely by Burkhart Center students, all of whom have disorders on the autism spectrum.

This location creates a unique partnership for the Texas Tech campus by establishing a learning lab as a real world working environment for individuals with autism. This Quiznos will accept dining plans and will be the first Quiznos on campus to serve breakfast.

Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis will speak. Tours and samples will be available after the ribbon cutting.

WHEN:  11:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 12)

WHERE:  Burkhart Center, 18th Street and Detroit Avenue (just east of the Education building)

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CONTACT:  Janice Magness, Transition Academy director, Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3725 or janice.magness@ttu.edu.