The diner has traditional features such as red faux leather seating and black and white tiled flooring. An American themed menu of BBQ chicken buns, quesadillas, and chilli dogs has been put together and conforms to Scottish Government nutritional legislation.
Julia McCreadie, Cordia’s head of encore and facilities management, said: “This is probably one of the most ambitious catering projects we’ve undertaken but the end result is fantastic.
“The diner looks brilliant and is an excellent addition to Holyrood’s infrastructure. Pupils can visit it during break times, getting the true 50s experience with a contemporary menu of exciting dishes.
“We’re really pleased with how it looks and feels, but most importantly, it fulfils our overall objectives of encouraging young people to eat healthy during the day and avoid fast-food.
“We will continue to look at new and innovative ideas for schools across Glasgow – working with pupils, teachers and parents to drive forward these concepts.”
Pupils will be able to dine in over lunch or purchase food through an external service window to grab & go, which Cordia hopes will reduce queues. The school can also use the space as a meeting place for clubs and societies.
Cordia provides school meals in all of Glasgow’s 135 primary, 30 secondary and 23 ASL schools.