Franny’s to become Einstein Bros. Bagels for upcoming school year

By Jessica Hartling
Campus Life Assistant Editor

Large changes are coming to Franny’s, the campus coffee shop located next to the library, over this upcoming summer. While students and faculty begin to the feel the stress of the semester coming to a close, the staff at Franny’s is getting more excited.
Over the summer, Franny’s will be converted into Einstein Bros. Bagels at Franny’s (EBB), a brand under Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. According to their website, EBB offers “a diverse menu rang¬ing from gourmet, to-go coffee and specialty drinks to baked goods, salads, made-to-order sandwiches and decadent desserts.”
“I think that with EBB coming in that we will become even busier,” Carly Penshorn, senior sociology major from Reedsburg, Wis., told Lumen. Penshorn is a barista at Franny’s. “The variety and options for food that EBB will bring I feel will draw in more students and faculty every day.”
Working at Franny’s for seven years, Karen Steinhoff is excited for the changes to come. “Each year Franny’s gets busier and busier. I believe that EBB will bring in more people as well,” Steinhoff told Lumen.
With the changing of Franny’s into EBB also comes a change of hours it will be open. “We will now be open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, which will be really nice,” Penshorn said.
Other changes to Franny’s beyond its name and menu is the price of items on the menu. “It will be more expensive than what Franny’s costs now, but the quality will be well worth it,” Penshorn said.
Kristina Bowman , freshman dietetics major from Gurnee, Ill., is looking forward to the new changes to come to Franny’s. “When I saw the email that got sent out to students about the meal plan changes and saw that Franny’s was turning into EBB, I was excited,” Bowman told Lumen. “I feel that this will be a good change on campus and that a lot of people will take advantage of EBB.”
“I am excited about EBB coming to Viterbo, especially with their selection and the fact they are bringing iced-drinks,” Steinhoff said. “We go through a large amount of bagels every day. It will be nice to have fresh bagels for students and staff to eat, as well as maintaining a nice hangout spot.”
For those who would like to try EBB before fall, UW-La Crosse has an EBB located on their campus in the Cartwright Center.

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