HAMMOND, LA (WGNO) - It's simply the best. The best college food in the state of Louisiana.
That's according to the experts, the students who eat it every day.
WGNO News with a Twist features reporter Wild Bill Wood traveled to Hammond to find out why the food at Southeastern Louisiana University tastes not just good, but simply the best.
It's not just rated number one in the state, it's ranked number 77 in the country.
The ranking comes from a national college marketing research firm and is based on student reviews.
It takes into account meal plan costs and student access to healthy, quality food.
It's food that crosses a wide range of cuisines, and the menus have to meet a student body full of dietary preferences.
No other Louisiana college or university made the top 100 list.
The students at Southeastern Louisiana University answered questions about the variety in the meals their schools serves them.
They answered questions about quality and freshness of everything they get to eat.
And they also chimed in about prices.
Southeastern recently expanded its student union to transform the dining experience.
The restaurant there is called Mane Dish. And the menu is always changing.
It offers "all you care to eat" dining, a food court and food from a few big name national chains that everybody loves to go to.