Blazer Café will close at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6 for remodeling and will reopen in the fall with new concepts — including a Taco Bell Express— plus expanded serving areas and updated seating areas. Equipment removal and construction preparations will begin Monday, March 9, and construction is set to start within a few weeks of closing.
Chick-Fil-A will be the centerpiece in the remodeled Blazer Café, and the grill will be expanded to include a steam table. More Grab-and-go coolers and offerings will increase speed of service for those customers on the go.
To minimize the inconvenience of closing Blazer Café, other campus restaurants will help accommodate customers throughout the spring and summer semesters:
- Jazzman’s Café will expand their menu to offer hot breakfast sandwiches and a rotating schedule of hot oatmeal and grits, and a wider selection of pre-made sandwiches, wraps, sandwiches and snacks will be available. Daily hot options will include a rotating Panini and soup menu.
- The Diner will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday through the remainder of the spring semester to offer another lunch venue.
- The Commons on the Green will extend its breakfast offerings to include all the hot sandwich items that now are available at Blazer Café.
Watch the renovation progress on weekly 360° videos of the space on www.uabdining.com under the dining news section. Menus and other specifics of the renovation will be posted as they become available.