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Chris Gandy

Chris Gandy

3-year basketball starter | CEO, Midwest Legacy Group | Class of 1997

The original grease pit of campus, as former Illini basketball big man Chris Gandy (BS ‘97) will always remember the old Illini Orange snack bar, was demolished last decade as part of dorm upgrades.

“If you lived in the Six Pack,” Gandy says, “it was eating out, five-star style.”

Or something like that.

“It had windows that barely opened, you’d leave smelling like fried chicken, and there was so much oil in the air, the floor would be like a Slip ’N Slide,” he says. “It was also the only place you could go and get a grilled cheese and a book at the same time.

“Bring back the Orange."