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Dining at Emporia State

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Dining at Emporia State University

Emporia State University partners with Sodexo to provide residential and retail dining services. There are a variety of venues on campus to serve students and visitors throughout the year.

Hornet Express

The Hornet Express, or HX, is the retail dining venue located on the main level of the Memorial Union. HX offers three main dining options: the Sub Connection sandwich and soup station, the Tres Habaneros Mexican cuisine station, and the Grille@Emporia State breakfast, burgers, chicken, and fries/tots station. HX also offers a variety of bottled and fountain beverages and grab-and-go snacks.

Sub Connection

Sub Connection features cold or toasted subs, prepared from high-quality meats and cheeses, garden-fresh produce and a variety of freshly-baked breads. 

Tres Habaneros

Tres Habaneros offers burritos, bowls, nachos, tacos and quesadillas built to order.

Grille@Emporia State

The Grille@Emporia State University takes the finest, freshest ingredients, grills fresh beef to order, toasts the bun and piles it all high right in front of our customers. Choose from a wide selection of burgers, chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese and more.

Slice of Life

Slice of Life is the campus’s own corner pizza joint – a great place to find some seriously good hand-tossed pizza made from fresh, quality ingredients. Slice of Life is located at the edge of the Hornets Nest, just off the Memorial Union Main Street Area.


Buzzcotti is the union's coffee shop, which offers a selection of Starbucks coffee and specialty beverages, smoothies and breakfast pastries. Buzzcotti is located just off the Memorial Union Main Street area.

Hornets Nest

The Hornets Nest is the residential dining hub located on the west end of the main level of the Memorial Union. It is the primary dining hall for on-campus students on meal plans and students, faculty, and staff who have purchased Commuter Plans.

The Hornets Nest is buffet style with a number of different options for many types of dietary needs, so students can choose their meals and serving sizes.