Student-run restaurant opens on WIU campus


MACOMB, Illinois (NEWS3) – The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration (RPTA) opens Knoblauch Cafe for the spring semester. 

Knoblauch Cafe is a student-run restaurant that provides students with hands-on experience in running a food service facility.

The cafe will serve meals every Thursday for the remainder of the semester. All the meals are prepared and supervised for quality and safety assurance. 

Due to COVID-19, all meals are for carryout only. They can be picked up at Knoblach Hall Room 238 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

Each meal is $7, which includes a dessert and drink. The menu also offers a vegetarian option. Meals can be paid by cash, check or PayPal. 

All meals must be reserved by placing an order by 11 a.m. Wednesday on this website

The spring semester menu is as follows:

March 4
Turkey panini
Vegetarian: Veggie panini
Broccoli cheese soup
Vanilla confetti cupcake

March 11
Penne pasta with tomato cream sauce
             with or without grilled chicken
Caesar salad
Garlic breadstick
Cherry turnover

March 18
Chicken quesadilla
Vegetarian: Veggie quesadilla
Southwest corn salad with tortilla chips
Raspberry cheesecake cupcake

March 25
Lemon chicken piccata
Vegetarian: Vegetable picatta
Twice-baked potato
Green bean almandine
Gooey butter cake

April 1
Vegetarian: vegetarian lasagna
Wedge salad with blue cheese or ranch
Cheese biscuit
Tiramisu mousse

April 8
Thai chicken lettuce wrap
Mini egg rolls
Fried rice
Chocolate layer torte

April 15
Turkey club
Vegetarian: Veggie club
Mediterranean pasta salad
Cheesecake shooter

April 22
BBQ chicken flatbread
Vegetarian: Margherita flatbread
Strawberry salad with poppyseed dressing
Fruit pizza

For more information, questions or concerns you can contact Jill Cassady at

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