Elon University Welcomes Biscuitville to Lakeside Dining Hall

By Connor Cavanaugh

Breakfast on a biscuit is a new way to start your mornings at Elon, adding to the many options around campus.

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Elon University President Leo Lambert and Biscuitville President Burney Jennings officially welcomed the southern restaurant chain to Elon’s campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony next to the Lakeside Dining Hall.

Founded in 1975 by Burney’s father, Maurice Jennings, Biscuitville’s newest location is their 58th spread between North Carolina and Virginia, but the first to be featured on a college campus.

“We believe our menu is a great addition to the campus,” said Jennings in his address to the audience. “Being open until 9 p.m. is new for us and will be beneficial to the students.”

Students across campus are similarly excited about the new addition to the campus’s dining options. “It’s just as good as the full restaurant, and the extended hours make it very convenient,” said Scott Maxham, an Elon Junior.

“I think Biscuitville will be a pretty sick addition to the school,” said Valerie Reich, Elon Sophomore. “Breakfast on campus has not been as awesome as I thought it would be, but I’m excited to try all the new food they have.”

This is not the first time the Jennings family has enhanced the Elon experience. Both Burney and his father Maurice are Elon Alumni who have served the University in many ways throughout the years. “The Jennings have given back to the community and University, supporting cultural events and the groundbreaking of the Elon Law School,” said President Leo Lambert.

“We think their extended hours at this Biscuitville location will be perfect for the college environment.”

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Leo Lambert speaks at the opening of Biscuitville in Moseley Center.
Photo by Connor Cavanaugh

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