Carnegie Mellon University
October 29, 2019

The Exchange is Open for Business!

Jessica Tones
  • Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Educator and Marketing Coordinator
  • 412-268-4120

The Exchange, which has been closed for renovations since May 2019, is now open for business.  The updated design features an open kitchen environment, expanded seating and a refreshed look. 

Located on the first floor of Posner Hall, The Exchange has been an integral part of the Carnegie Mellon University community for 17 years. A favorite dining location for students, faculty and staff alike, The Exchange is known for its exceptional customer service, custom deli sandwiches, made-to-order salads, housemade soups, and hot entrées. The core menu will remain unchanged, but the renovation will allow the team to expand the menu of daily specials, including homestyle favorites like meatloaf and mashed potatoes, jambalaya with Cajun rice and chicken gorgonzola. 

"The enhanced kitchen space is an incredible asset for our team," says Kevin Huber, operator of The Exchange. "The new design will allow us to improve efficiency while providing the freshest food possible to our guests. We will continue to make all of our soups, entrées, pasta and grab-and-go salads and sides in-house, and grow our offerings as we listen to what our students want to see on the menu."

With a dedicated coffee bar and flexible seating, students can grab a quick cup of coffee and a bagel, relax and enjoy lunch with friends or exchange ideas with classmates or professors over a bite to eat. 

"The Exchange has always been a dining location that makes students feel at home," shares Pascal Petter, director of dining services. "Our goal for this renovation is to expand the venue and enhance the overall dining experience of one of campus’ favorite community dining space while offering an improved social and collaborative environment. This capital renovation aligns with CMU Dining Services and the university's strategic plans, and our team is confident that the “new” Exchange will continue to enhance the students’ meta-curricular experience.