Because of its abundance of budget-friendly options, top-notch employees, pristine appearance, and ample choices for seating, Bear Nutrition is the perfect choice when trying to escape from the monotony of on-campus dining. Bear Nutrition renders a new, healthy, and affordable take on the typical fast food diet. Their main menu item is a protein-packed shake that suppresses hunger for hours and increases metabolism rates at the same time. With an array of delicious and affordable options, there is something for every college student on a budget. Each shake averages less than 300 calories, and is chalk full of protein powder and vitamins to add extra health benefits. And on top of the remarkable amounts of healthy and delectable choices, the price is unbeatable as well. Averaging only $6.50 for the entire meal, it is substantially cheaper than the $8.75 that the dining halls charge for lunch. Along with an unconventional and healthy meal, friendly employees with a deep attention to service is what you will find when you walk through the doors. The people who work at Bear Nutrition love what they do and believe whole-heartedly in the product they are providing. Many of them are personal trainers as well and are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle beyond the benefits of Bear Nutrition. Overall, Bear Nutrition lives up to my expectations of a quality restaurant. It offers something totally different than the monotonous dining hall experience, and allows students to experience a new and healthy take on fast food. While Bear Nutrition’s affordable options will never bore, and their caring employees are guaranteed to brighten up anyone’s day, the clean and inviting space is enough to convince any college student that there is more to life than the dreary On-Campus Dining Halls. So rather than heading under I-35 to “Fast-Food Island” or struggling through another gloomy lunch in the Penland cafeteria, why don’t you take a walk on the wild side, also known as La Salle Avenue, and try something a little out of the ordinary?