Tarleton Welcomes Blaze Pizza, Auntie Anne’s to Stephenville Campus

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Fall 2022 is bringing more nationally branded food choices to Tarleton State University’s main campus — Blaze Pizza and Auntie Anne’s. Grand openings are set for 10 a.m. Aug. 18.

Located in the Dining Hall next to Dunkin’ Donuts, Blaze will serve custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies. Since its first restaurant opened in 2012, Blaze has become one of the nation’s hottest restaurant concepts.

Auntie Anne’s, known for mixing, twisting and baking pretzels to perfection, joins Chick-fil-A and T-Birds (renovated this summer) at the Texan Star Food Court in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center. Auntie Anne’s has more than 1,700 locations worldwide.

“It’s all about providing options,” said Tanner Smith, General Manager of Tarleton’s food service provider, Sodexo. “We’re proud to add Blaze pizzas and Auntie Anne’s pretzels to our mix of dining choices.”

Hours of operation:


  • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Auntie Anne’s

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday

Free parking is available Friday nights and all day Saturday in Lot 6 at West Vanderbilt and Cain streets (known by locals as the Fine Arts parking lot).

In addition to options in the Dining Hall and the student center, food trucks in the parking area near the College of Business offer everything from barbecue to smoothies to tacos.

A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.