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Blinged-out human lava lamp Guy Fieri has joined forces with the French multinational Sodexo to open at least 15 Guy Fieri On Campus locations in American colleges over the next five years. The first Guy Fieri On Campus will open this Fall at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Since Sodexo is the self-professed "world leader in quality of daily life solutions," it had no choice but to bring the thunder that is Fieri's "unique culinary style with hints of Italian, Asian and Mexican flavors."

On the menu: "a broad selection of sandwiches, pasta, tacos, quesadillas, rice bowls, salads, soups and burritos." Also: Guy's famous Vegas Fries, "a rockin' recipe inspired by Guy's college days featuring extra crispy spuds tossed in buffalo sauce and served with a side of bleu cheese." There will also be chicken wings (served with either his own signature barbecue sauces; a spicy soy sauce and honey Firecracker Sauce; or Garlic-Butter Wings with Hot Sauce). "I'm totally psyched about Guy Fieri On Campus. This is my style, my recipes and what I wish I could have had when I was in college," said Fieri in a statement. "I've definitely learned a lot about what people like to eat in my travels across the country, so you know this food is going to be on point." Here's the press release:

Guy Fieri and Sodexo Join Forces to Spice Up College Fare

New Guy Fieri On Campus Concept Showcases Popular TV Host's Love for Unique Flavors, and "Off the Hook" Culinary Experiences All Peppered with a Lot of Fun.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Students at select American colleges and universities will get a taste of rock star dining on campus thanks to an exclusive new partnership between Food Network icon Guy Fieri and Sodexo, the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions. Fieri worked with Sodexo to create Guy Fieri On Campus (GFOC), a fast casual retail dining concept featuring his unique culinary style with hints of Italian, Asian and Mexican flavors - the kind of food featured regularly on the TV host's shows and in his restaurants, Tex Wasabi's and Johnny Garlic's.

Under this partnership, Fieri and Sodexo will open at least 15 GFOC locations in the next five years. The first GFOC will open this fall at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

"I'm totally psyched about Guy Fieri On Campus. This is my style, my recipes and what I wish I could have had when I was in college," said Fieri. "I've definitely learned a lot about what people like to eat in my travels across the country, so you know this food is going to be on point."

GFOC's awesome menu includes a broad selection of sandwiches, pasta, tacos, quesadillas, rice bowls, salads, soups and burritos. Another highlight is a full offering of appetizers, sides and snacks including Guy's famous Vegas Fries, a rockin' recipe inspired by Guy's college days featuring extra crispy spuds tossed in buffalo sauce and served with a side of bleu cheese. There's definitely no room for boredom at GFOC, so diners will also be able to try sea salt fries or garlic fries with parmesan.

Flavor is king when it comes to snackin' on chicken wings, so Guy is offering these in three unique ways - slathered with his own signature barbecue sauces; marinated and coated in a spicy soy sauce and honey Firecracker Sauce; and as Garlic-Butter Wings with Hot Sauce.

"Sodexo creates exceptional student experiences and this partnership with Guy Fieri is another example of the exciting innovations we bring to campus," said Tom Post, president of Sodexo Education-Campus. "Much like our other branded dining concepts, Guy Fieri On Campus was designed to create a fun and relaxing spot on campus for students to enjoy great food while letting their hair down, or in this case spiking it up!"

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Guy Fieri On Campus

1 Normal Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

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