The Pony Express at the College of Business Administration complex earned an honorable mention in a national competition for its innovative design.
The National Association of College & University Food Services and PepsiCo Foodservice selected the Pony Express for the honor in their 2013 C-Store “Best in the Business Awards.” The contest honors campus convenience or retail stores for leadership in product mix, marketing, layout, design and new ideas.
Pony Express was the only honorable mention winner in the New Store Design Innovation category. The University of Washington’s District Market earned top honors in the category. Both schools will receive their awards at a July 9 luncheon in Minneapolis.
Dining Services and Pony Express employees joined Cal Poly Pomona Foundation staff in submitting the application to the competition.
The Pony Express is part of the new College of Business Administration complex that opened last fall. It is one of the first universities in the country to have a self-checkout register on campus. In addition, it features specially marked healthy food selections.