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Food Service



Our goal is to motivate the MBI community to serve Christ by exceeding expectations with fresh, wholesome meals while displaying Christ-like service and attitude as we follow through in our responsibilities.

Student Dining Options (Chicago Campus)

Student Dining Room

Located in the lower level of the Alumni Student Center, the SDR contains a wide variety of healthy, fresh food options.  Along with the main entrée, we serve a vegetarian option, deli bar, pizza, a variety of desserts and have recently added a non-certified gluten-free corner.

Regular Hours
Mon–Fri 6:30–8 a.m. (hot breakfast)
8–8:45 a.m. (continental)
11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. 4:45–6:15 p.m.
Sat 8–9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 5–6 p.m.
Sun 8–9 a.m. 12:30–2 p.m. Not Served

The Commons

Our retail café on the Alumni Student Center first floor offers full grill service, fresh pizza, homemade soups, salad bar, daily specials and numerous meal combos for staff and students to purchase. Wireless Internet access is available.

Normal Hours* 7 a.m.–11 p.m.  

*Closed 10–10:30 a.m. for cleaning and lunch prep. Closed Tuesdays during President's Chapel
from 10–11 a.m.

Breakfast Served 7 a.m.–10 a.m.  
Lunch Served 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  
Closed Sat–Sun  
Summer Hours 7 a.m.–2 p.m.  

Joe's Coffee Shop

BI - Joes Logo and CafeJoe’s Coffee Shop was named in honor of Moody’s 7th President: Dr. Joseph Stowell. Considered to be the campus “living room,” the unparalleled Joe’s Coffee Shop is located on the 2nd floor of the Alumni Student Center and provides a comfortable atmosphere for studying, conversation and relaxation. 

This student-run coffee shop offers a wide variety of high quality espresso drinks, regular drip coffee, teas, smoothies and pastries. Joe’s hosts live music, provides a popular gathering space, and aims to support the creativity of the student body.


Student Meal Plans

Students are automatically enrolled in the 15-meal plan. If students would like to change their meal plan they will only need to contact the Food Service Office at (312) 329-4324 or by the end of the second week of classes each semester. Unless otherwise requested, each student will remain on the meal plan in which they are currently enrolled.

Funds can be added to student fobs or to a Food Service Card to make quicker and easier purchases at any of our Food Service locations. One favored spot is Joe’s: our unparalleled, student-run coffees hop which offers a relaxing atmosphere for studying or breaks. We also have The Commons, our premier retail café where they can quickly grab freshly made grill options, pre-made sandwiches, or their desired snack.

Which Meal Plan is Right for You?

  20-Meal Plan 15-Meal Plan
2018–2019 Cost $2,300 $2,070
# of possible meals each week All 20 15: used at student’s
Meal count ends every Saturday night and restarts every Sunday morning X X
Students are responsible to keep track of how many meals they use X X
Unused meals expire and will not carryover to the next week X X
Meals are non-transferable X X
Multiple meals are not permitted within a single meal period X X
Advisable for students who: Make meal time a priority Miss meals due to
 schedule conflicts
  20-Meal Plan 15-Meal Plan 10-Meal Plan
2018-2019 Cost $2,300 $2,070 $1,715
Number of possible meals each week  20 per week 15 per week 10 per week  
Meal count ends every Saturday night and restarts every Sunday morning  X X X
Students are responsible to keep track of how many meals they use  X X X
Unused meals expire and will not carry over to the next week  X X X
Meals are non-transferable  X X X
Multiple meals are not permitted within a single meal period  X X X
Advisable for students who:  Make meal time a priority Miss meals due to schedule conflicts Live off campus but eat in the SDR every day

Additional Plans

20 Block-Plan - 20 meals to use at student’s convenience (until all meals are used). 

  • Cost: $150
  • Ideal for students who: Eat in the SDR on occasion
  • Students are responsible to keep track of how many meals they use

Food Service Funds

  • Cost: Rates vary
  • Ideal for students who: Eat in The Commons


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