There has been a debate going around on campus for years, and every Fall, with the arrival of new students, the discussion comes forward once again. Everyone wants to know what is the name of Metz 8-10 pm meal hours. Besides being officially called Hawk’s Grill, the debate is whether it should be called Meal Equiv, based on the concept of meal equivalency, or Late Night, based on the working times being after dinner until later at night.
What’s meal equivalency?
You can use a meal swipe on the Hawk's Grill to get a quick bite combo with an entrée, side, and drink as the equivalent of a meal during standard hours and swipe on your way out. Your entrée choices are hamburger or cheeseburger, veggie burger, hot dog, grilled cheese, entrée salad, pizza logs, chicken tenders, and wraps/sandwiches. You can choose between 3 options for your side: french fries, side salad, or whole fruit. Your beverage can be any 24oz fountain drink, milk, or juice.
What about flex? What can I do with it?
As mentioned in the previous blog post, each student has a certain number of swipes and a certain amount of flex dollars, so if you want to add some extra fryer goods to your meal or get a single side, you can use your flex to get french fries, mozzarella sticks, pizza logs, and chicken tenders with a choice of sauce between marinara, plain, buffalo, BBQ, and country sweet.
The Hawks Grill also has everyday, weekly, and monthly flex specials. You can order a Colossus burger ($6.99), a Garbage Plate ($9.99), and a Beyond® burger ($6.99) every day with your flex. On Monday, get a bacon-wrapped hot dog. Tuesday is tuna melt day. Order a two-topping personal pizza on Wednesday. On Thursday, you can get a turkey club wrap. Friday’s special is a Philly steak sandwich. You will have to contact our Night Manager, Matthew Hollister, for each monthly special.
Anything else I can get at Hawk’s?
Absolutely! We have retail items, bottled and canned drinks, and Chef Fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, and fruit by the cashiers that you can buy with flex. Retail items include chips, chocolate candy, energy bars, crackers, instant oatmeal, and mac & cheese. Drinks include iced tea, SoBe® vitamin water, Bang® energy drinks, Bubbly® carbonated water, Mountain Dew®, and Gatorade®.
You are now ready to order! We will see you out at Garlock from 8 to 10 pm for delicious late-night food...a meal equiv, if you will. And don’t forget to contact us with any further questions. Bon appétit!