Some combination of the four made-to-order food concepts first piloted in nine campus cafeterias last fall will be operating at 31 HISD high schools by the end of this school year.
Students eating lunch on campus will be able to choose from a made-from-scratch soup or a fresh sandwich at the Green Street Deli; a burger at the Custom Brothers Grill Company; a slice of pizza at The Home Zone; or Tex-Mex staples such as crispy tacos or quesadillas at the Tortilla Fresh Mex station.
Each campus will offer two to four of these exciting brands, and all will incorporate the very healthiest options, such as whole-grain breads, low-fat meats and cheeses, and foods that are baked instead of fried. Foods will also be seasoned with herbs and spices and sweetened naturally, with no added salt or sugar.
The grand openings will begin in September and continue through December, when all renovations are scheduled to be complete.
Middle schools will also find a new option this year, as most campuses will offer a variation of The Home Zone menu and a new Tex-Mex serving station with all their Tex-Mex favorites.