Ike’s faces off against Singaporean food for Thai Cafe space

Ike’s Place and a Singaporean street food joint are among the vendors vying to take over Thai Cafe’s vacant space in Jordan Hall, as the School of Humanities & Sciences’ (H&S) search for a replacement enters its public survey phase.

Thai Cafe (SAM GIRVIN/The Stanford Daily).

Last month, H&S Director of Public Relations Joy Leighton told The Daily that the school aims to bring in a new business by spring 2018. Fast service and low prices are among the top criteria that will be used to judge applicants, said Leighton.

The two bidders who spoke to The Daily each has a history with Stanford. For the five years it operated as a sandwich shop in Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Ike’s enjoyed a devout following that mounted a protest in White Plaza when the store was forced to close in spring 2014. Since then, the chain restaurant has opened a grab-and-go store in McMurtry Building offering cold sandwiches, cookies and ice cream.

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