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Lowkey lunch locations

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Justin Jackson
Located in Stone Creek Village, Jimmy John’s is one of the closest sub shops to Green Hope, and orders can be completed by the time you pay.

As the 10:24 bell rings, hundreds of students rush out of the Green Hope parking lot and flock to the most popular nearby restaurants like Chick-fil-A or Bojangles nearly daily. While this seems repetitive and boring, having a wide variety of places for lunch proves quite difficult, especially considering the time constraints and budget for most high school kids. 

The GH Falcon staff compiled a list of the best lunch spots to go to that aren’t super popular, to provide kids with more quick and inexpensive options for every week.

Char-Grill

Around Green Hope, there aren’t many places to find a good burger. In fact, after ruling out super popular fast food places like McDonald’s, there’s only one option: Char Grill. Char Grill offers tasty burgers, chicken sandwiches and more old-school diner foods that are more affordable than most other restaurants. Additionally, Char Grill is situated about eight minutes from campus and orders will typically be finished in less than five minutes.

Jimmy John’s

As students only have 55 minutes to drive to their lunch spot, eat and drive back to school, they need something freaky fast; fortunately, this is Jimmy John’s catchphrase. Located a mere five minutes away in Stone Creek Village, it’s the closest sub shop to Green Hope with the quickest service. Many high schoolers don’t have a large budget to spend on lunch which is why Jimmy John’s is a great option as their subs are priced at $5.50.

Although Bruegger’s Bagel is further away from Green Hope than other locations, many students think that the drive is worth it for the food. (Regan Orlando)

Bruegger’s Bagel

Since lunch starts at 10:24, many high school students opt for a breakfast or brunch meal during Green Hope’s lunch break. Since Chick-fil-A, the resounding favorite, ends their breakfast service at 10:30, students usually attempt to find other options, Bruegger’s is the best. Between breakfast sandwiches and a wide array of bagels that are all priced at less than ten dollars, Bruegger’s offers plenty of options for the breakfast lovers of Green Hope.

Harris Teeter

While not many people think of a grocery store as a restaurant, Harris Teeter has many ready-to-go meals that are extremely accessible. From sushi to salads, there is a wide variety of options to choose from. On top of that, Harris Teeter is a five-minute drive from Green Hope and it’s rarely crowded as no one thinks to visit a grocery store during their lunch break. 

CAVA

A switch up from Chipotle and Moe’s, CAVA provides a similar build-your-own bowl experience but with Mediterranean cuisine instead of Mexican. By offering a wide variety of meats, toppings and sauces, all with a fresh and healthy taste, CAVA is a favorite for many students but is barely visited during lunch. Despite being just under 15 minutes from Green Hope, in Park West Village, and being $10.67 for a bowl, CAVA will yield the largest amount of food and the highest quality of this list.

Instead of going to the same lunch place every day, trying new restaurants will prevent the overcrowding of typical locations. Branching out from the few Green Hope staple restaurants yields not only happier students but also a more efficient lunch for everyone.

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Regan Orlando, Staff Writer
Regan Orlando is a junior at Green Hope and this is her first year on the GH Falcon staff. She has a spark of interest in writing which led to her passion for journalism. Starting from when she was 12 years old, Regan wrote for her neighborhood paper. As this journey continues she is a published writer and advances at her favorite subject, English. She hopes to continue at the GH Falcon next year. In Regan’s free time, you will find her enjoying reading or working out at the gym. If she is lucky, she would be tanning on the beach. She can't wait for her future ahead and plans on majoring in journalism.
Justin Jackson, Staff Writer
Justin is a senior at Green Hope, and this is his first year as a Staff Writer. Being in the Math Honors Society, he enjoys tutoring other students struggling with the subject and with SAT prep. Justin hopes to continue his studies outside of high school, wanting to get an MBA in Business with a concentration in Finance. Additionally, Justin is a big part of the Green Hope community as he is a part of many organizations like Student Council, Falcon Frenzy, and on the board of Green Hope's DECA chapter. On top of that, he's also a player on the Men's Soccer and Basketball team at school. If you ever want to grab a bite, you can often find Justin working at a popular Italian restaurant, Lugano's, over the weekend. He is passionate about helping others as well as being true to his interests. Besides school and work, Justin enjoys spending his time listening to music, lifting weights, and hanging out with friends.
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