The food is a weird thing to me here. On the one hand, my personal opinion is that the food is decent. It's certainly better than when I was a student (late 90s) with more options and higher quality. I work here so I'm not on the meal plan and I choose where to eat, and yet I frequently choose to eat in the cafeteria or pub.
On the other hand, food and parking are consistently the top two student complaints when we do things like satisfaction surveys. The dining services got some bad press in the student newspaper recently.
I don't really know how to reconcile the issue. I like it but a lot of students don't, I guess. The thing is, we're right in the middle of Memphis so it's not like there aren't all kinds of options off-campus...if you go somewhere like Sewanee you had better like the food they serve because your only other option is to hunt squirrels or something.
Come visit campus and have a meal in the Rat (the cafeteria) and another in the Lair (the pub). Let us know what you think.