Sunday night dinners out…study breaks…pizza delivery…ten o’clock runs for gondolas…the dreaded freshman fifteen…Big Macs…chocolate chip cookies. Whether their student days were in the ’30s or the ’90s, Bradley alumni can usually recall what they liked to eat. Follow along on our timeline of Bradley students’ favorite foods and the places that served them. In many ways, the times have changed dramatically, but in other ways they haven’t changed much at all.
It‘s the Bread
Long before watching carbs crossed anyone’s mind, Americans were enamored with bread. Mothers bought Wonder Bread to build strong bodies, yet for a successful restaurant sandwich it helped to have something more unique. Such was, and is, the case near the BU campus.
Hunt’s burgers were served on “special-baked big buns with sesame seeds.”
Kramer’s sandwiches were toasted–either on a bun, or white, rye, or whole wheat bread.
L’s burgers and steakburgers were sandwiched between home-baked bread that featured a special sweet coating.
Jumer’s breadbaskets contained various specialty breads, but none was more coveted than the scrumptious cinnamon rolls.
Avanti’s bread is still legendary for its texture and sweetness.
One World’s popular sandwiches are offered on French baguettes and tomato-basil focaccia.
Blimpie’s is impossible to ignore when its ovens are baking bread at the Michel Student Center’s food court.