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New campus dining locations for burger lovers and night owls

Aug. 24, 2016

There are two new tasty options on campus this year that should appeal especially to night owls and burger lovers.

Flame, a new restaurant offering customizable char-grilled burgers, has opened in the Wright Food Court. The Den by Denny’s, which will open Labor Day weekend in the Gresham Food Court, will serve breakfast all day and have later hours.

flame grill

Flame Burgers and Grill is a new restaurant that opened this fall in Wright Food Court. | PHOTO BY CHAZ MOTTINGER, IU COMMUNICATIONS

Enter to win

Current IU employees using a valid IU email address can enter to win a $10 gift certificate for use at Flame Burgers and Grill or The Den by Denny's. The contest opens Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, and closes at noon Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.

Flame Burgers and Grill at Wright

At Flame, customers can choose their protein, including beef, grilled chicken or a vegetarian black bean burger. They can also build a burger by choosing from a variety of toppings and sauces including avocado pulp, caramelized onions, sautéed jalapenos and chimichurri sauce.

It’s not just the customizable burger concept that makes Flame a unique dining experience on campus; the restaurant offers juicy burgers cooked on a char-grill.

"We brought in a char-grill since after testing different burgers and cooking methods, the char-grilled burgers were the juiciest and had the best flavor," said Kent Rerko, marketing manager for RPS Dining Services.

Sandwiches and sides will be available at Flame, too. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The Den by Denny’s

At the Den, customers will have a wide variety of food choices such as brioche breakfast melts, pancakes, freshly made burgers, burritos, salads and milkshakes. You can also get Denny’s famous Grand Slamwich.

the den by denny's

The Den by Denny’s is a new dining option that will open Labor Day weekend in Gresham Food Court. | PHOTO BY CHAZ MOTTINGER, IU COMMUNICATIONS

What’s even better is those delicious options will be available into the wee hours for those on campus late and for students hanging out at the Hoosier Den at Gresham.

The restaurant will also have a fresh new look when it opens Labor Day weekend.

"The Den was a complete remodel, with new equipment and a beautiful new design," Rerko said.

Starting Labor Day weekend, the Den will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday. On the weekends, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to midnight Sundays.

Go to the RPS Dining Services website for more information. Don’t forget, employees can use a CampusAccess Card to get a 10 percent discount at any RPS location.

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