The Daily Universe recently set out to discover interesting numbers relating to the university and its 32,955 students.
One source of large numbers is Dining Services. Dean Wright, director of Dining Services, said more than 31,000 meals are provided in all campus restaurants, including the MTC cafeteria.
The equivalent of 1,809,473 eggs were eaten and used by all of BYU’s restaurants last year, along with 1,178,400 bananas, 231,267 bagels, 52,000 pounds of grapes and 32,342 pineapples, according to Robert Smith, manager of Dining Services.
The Cannon Center, the Helaman Halls cafeteria, serves 3,600 meals daily and has been open for business since the 1950s.
BYU has the third-largest collegiate dining program in the country, according to Wright. Dining Services manages the purchases of the food consumed in all restaurants, including Taco Bell, Tomassito’s and Subway.
With so many students, a lot of space is needed. A total of 294 buildings have been built on campus, not including the Missionary Training Center, buildings to be finished next year and other BYU-owned properties, according to the building management Web site. The main campus sits on 557 acres of land.