The Quiznos restaurant is now open at the Burkhart Center.

Quiznos Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Burkhart Center Collaboration

This partnership will allow students with autism spectrum disorder to gain work experience.

The newly opened Quiznos Sub Sandwich Restaurant at Texas Tech University is more than just a quick lunch stop. It represents a unique partnership between a higher education institution and a corporation and is aimed at providing work experience for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Texas Tech officials cut the ribbon on the new sandwich shop late Monday morning, which is now officially open. The College of Education’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research collaborated with Texas Tech’s Hospitality Services and Quiznos to bring the sandwich shop to the Burkhart Center building at 18th Street and Flint Avenue on the Texas Tech campus. Hospitality Services staffers will manage the restaurant, but most of the line employees will be Burkhart students, all of whom fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.