Cougar Country opens new location in CUB

Combination of Zoe’s, Cougar Country; students excited for more food choices

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CHLOE MARTIN

Employees prepare for the opening of the new Cougar Country Drive-In stand in the Compton Union Building, Monday, Nov. 1 in Pullman.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

Cougar Country Drive in opened its new location Monday on the ground floor of the Compton Union Building. 

The new location is now open from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekdays, according to a Twitter post.

Cougar Country will be serving coffee and breakfast items and plans to bring more items to the menu later on, according to the Tweet. 

Mike Wagoner, Cougar Country and Zoe’s Coffee and Kitchen owner, said the location is serving food like breakfast bowls, croissants and bagels; drinks such as coffee and smoothies are on the menu as well. 

Wagoner said the new location is a combination of the two restaurants. Employees have been trained to make Zoe’s food items, which includes breakfast and coffee; they are currently being trained to make Cougar Country food such as burgers, fries and fish. 

“It was going to be easier to open up the coffee and then the whole burgers thing,” he said. “Our goal is next Monday to be able to start serving burgers.”

Maria Hernandez, freshman fine arts major, said she is excited about the new location because it provides more food options on campus. 

Hernandez said she is looking forward to the cyclones, which are similar to blizzards, being added to the menu, and is happy about having more options for coffee. 

Freshman undecided major Lenore Keel said she is looking forward to the new coffee options as well. 

“I’m just happy that we have more than Starbucks,” Keel said. “Starbucks is expensive.”