Some students at UNL are more cynical about dorm food than others. The largest complaint is not about the quality of the food, but its repetition. When students can’t stomach the idea of the nacho bar again, they venture to the Student Union food court or one of many restaurants downtown.
To put it simply, on-campus dining at UNL is not gourmet, but it is low maintenance. If you offered an off-campus student a free meal at a dining hall, he’d jump at the chance because although it’s not spectacular, at least he wouldn’t have to shop for it, cook it, or clean up afterwards. But, for students who eat dorm food more routinely, some variety sure would sure spice things up.