Although this semester is different from the past, students are still able to enjoy Saxbys. Millersville University’s Saxbys reopened on campus in August and remains open for business. The café is operating throughout the semester with limited hours and has implemented new safety precautions to protect team members, students and visitors.
To ensure the health and safety of all guests and team members, Saxbys established new policies in response to COVID-19. These policies include:
- Masks must be worn inside at all times to comply with local regulations
- Hand sanitizer will be placed at all touchpoints throughout the cafe
- There will be defined markers for guests on the floor to ensure social distancing
- The cafe will follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting
- Gloves will be worn by team members at all times to minimize cross-contamination
- Team members will change their gloves and wash their hands in between tasks and contact with guests
- All team members will have regular wellness checks prior to their shifts
- There will be contactless payments at registers
Along with new safety precautions, Saxbys encourages ordering ahead as much as possible. Guests can order ahead by using the Saxbys app, available on the App Store and Google Play. The app allows guests to order ahead and pick up their items at a time of their choosing. Additionally, guests can now place an order through Saxbys’ website.
Saxbys at Millersville continues to be an Experiential Learning Cafe, run entirely by students and led by a Student CEO. This program gives students the opportunity to earn credits for the semester while learning business skills by running a business. Saxbys is also partnered with Millersville’s Entrepreneurship program to offer a real-world experiential learning opportunity where students can earn credits toward their entrepreneurship minor.
Seven students have completed terms as the Student Cafe Executive Officers (SCEOs). Courtney Miller is the newest SCEO. She is a senior business major with a concentration in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship.
“I am so excited to be this semester’s Student Cafe Executive Officer as part of Saxbys Experiential Learning Platform,” says Miller.
By serving as the SCEO of the Millersville café this semester, Miller will learn new skills while implementing what she has learned in her business classes at MU. Prior to starting, Miller underwent a summer of intense leadership and operations training in preparation for her time as Student CEO.
“Through Saxbys ELP I guide a team of my peers to exclusively run Millersville’s Saxbys under the three pillars of leadership: Team Development, Community Leadership and Financial Management. While learning these incredible skills, I also receive credit for entrepreneurship classes giving me an entrepreneurship minor by the end of my time as SCEO. This is an awesome perk that’s exclusive to Millersville!”
Although this semester is different to many in the past, Miller is looking forward to serving the MU community through her internship.
“As you can imagine, these aren’t exactly ideal times to be learning how to open and operate a cafe, but despite all of the challenges of COVID-19, and with the support of Saxbys HQ, our Millersville Saxbys team is here and ready to make life better for all students, faculty, and guests who come to visit us here at the cafe!”
To learn more about Saxbys’ reopening plans go to hellosaxbys.com/reopening.
One reply on “Millersville’s Saxbys is Open”
Congratulations, Courtney! While leading in these strange times is challenging, Saxbys is well served with you as SCEO!