When the 3,100 students at Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas, arrived at school for their first day of classes in August 2015, they found that an all-new cafeteria had appeared, like magic, during their two-month summer break. The new servery practically sparkles. Sliding glass doors open on to a wide-open servery spacious enough to handle up to 1,000 students during each of the three, 30-minute lunch periods. The counters showcase food behind tempered-glass food shields. The servery is colorful and lively with stations tiled in bright red with stone countertops, a tiled accent strip in CHS colors of red, black and gray on the walls, and flat-panel menu display screens throughout. Employees make food from scratch on in-view production equipment. Behind scenes is a new kitchen—nearly double the size of the prior facility. In addition to the servery and kitchen, a remodeled c-store delivers another dining option to students.
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