West Virginia University Dining Services will cut the ribbon on their newest campus eatery �€Bits&Bytes Café �€located in G-69 Engineering Sciences Building.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. and sample Bits&Bytes cuisine. Among those cutting the ribbon on the take-out facility will be computer science and electrical engineering professor Wils Cooley, who named the cafe.

Its location on the ground floor of the EngineeringSciencesBuilding makes Bits&Bytes a convenient dining option for students, faculty and staff in that facility, as well as the nearby College of Mineral and Energy Resources (CMER), Engineering Research, NationalResearchCenter for Coal and Energy (NRCCE), Evansdale Library and Agricultural Sciences buildings.

“There was basically no food service offered on the hill, so if the students, employees and visitors wanted to have breakfast or lunch they had to leave the hillside,”said Cindy Alderson, Dining Services assistant director.”Business has been very good since we opened on Jan. 8, and its especially popular with the students.”

She describes Bits&Bytes as a combination of McCoys in the Mountainlair and the Lyons Den Snack Bar in LyonTowertwo other Dining Services facilities. The cafe serves a variety of items such as hamburgers, chicken roll-ups, pasta, deli sandwiches, soups, hot poppers, onion rings, baked goods and assorted beverages, including flavored coffee.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patrons can pay using cash, Visa, MasterCard, Mountie Bounty, Meals Plus or Dining Dollars.