As the year begins, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) opened its doors to Sono, a build-your-own dining experience that will hopefully leave students wanting more.
Sono has been popular throughout the first week of school. The new dining location allows students to create their own burritos and bowls.
“I feel like everything seems more popular right now just because we have a lot more students, but I feel like more people like this better for sure,” said second-year student Juliana Porter.
They aim to be convenient with fast on-the-go food for students going from class to class. Not only do students appreciate the quickness of it, but some have stated it reminds them of Chipotle, and they don’t have to drive off campus for it.
Second-year Nicole Torres said “it is very popular because there are long lines all the time at the door, plus this place gives me Chipotle vibes, and everyone loves Chipotle.”
Sono is located in the Otter Student Union, where Bok Choy used to be. Some students have compared Sono to Bok Choy, and it appears to be an upgrade.
“It has new food to offer to the campus, and honestly, it is pretty good. I like it better than the last place that was there,” said fifth-year Eric DeSoto.
So far, Sono has appeared to be very popular with CSUMB students. Those who want to give it a try can stop by from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.