We Help Retail Brands Thrive On Campus

If you’re considering a move into the higher education channel with your restaurant, beverage, retail, financial service or new technology, let’s talk. Our mission is to help improve on-campus retail operations and choices for college students.

We take a data-centric approach to on-campus retail development. Our database of on-campus outlets will help you target the campuses where your brand has the greatest opportunity to succeed. Our expertise in adapting concepts to the unique needs of the on-campus market will save you months, if not years, of costly trial and error. And our connectivity to the communities of campus dining management and college auxiliary services will help put your brand in front of the right decision makers.

Lots of schools are looking to improve retention rates by bringing the products students need to campus. It brings them a sense of comfort and convenience. Overall, it’s key to pay attention to your demographics and find items and brands that resonate with your students.

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What We Offer

Data-Centric Development

Our unique approach to on-campus development includes demand validation and a proprietary database of on-campus restaurant outlets.

Higher Ed Experience

Relationships matter in this channel. Our connectivity gives you a head start in the communities and a heads up to the pitfalls.

Non-Traditional Adaptation

The most important step toward success is right-sizing your concept to meet on-campus requirements.

Licensing Negotiations

Team with us to develop & execute a master license agreement with the contract operator or the self-operated campus.

End-to-End Deployment

Short on resources? We can bring the design, construction, project management and operations support to get you open.

Operations Compliance

Once you're up and running, we can help ensure that your on-campus operation keeps delivering the brand experience you expect.

Questions? Let us know in the Contact Us section below.

How can I be sure you are not representing my competition?

We represent only one brand in any business or restaurant category, within the geographic area the brand can operate effectively. If we are currently representing a competing brand within your category and region, you have our commitment to inform you upfront.

Who is behind OCB?

OnCampus Brands was founded by Jim Gregory. From 2012 through Spring 2016, Jim was responsible for the non-traditional channel of Steak n Shake restaurants. His experience in non-trad restaurants and retail services stretches back to 1990. Jim conceived our vision of bringing superior brand offerings to college campuses: brands that resonate with students; brands that complement the unique cultures of their schools; brands that are committed to grow and support their operations in higher education. So, we spent a few months signing up "charter" clients, building the first on-campus retail database, and gathering a network of our favorite ops, design and construction folks. By then it was Fall Semester 2016 and time to get back to school!

You can learn more about Jim's background at LinkedIn.

News & Views

Twitter@OnCampus Brands

Aug 7
OCB has a soft spot for Steak n Shake. Whether you bet the jockey or bet the brand, the odds get better when you ta… https://t.co/Fc8C0H7jEH
Jul 24
OnCampus Brands was named NACAS West Business Partner of the Year! We help retail brands thrive on college campuses… https://t.co/QfYY7z43qz
Jun 29
RT @jonathanmaze: This NYT story on the Subway system is something else.

The company’s development agents force terminations over small pr…
Jun 3
Started off our morning at @nacas East CX with flip-a-coin, sponsored by @FirehouseSubs! Congrats to David Porter o… https://t.co/onNAAS0Tqe

Contact Us

If you’re considering a move into the higher education channel with your restaurant, beverage, retail, financial service or new technology, let’s talk.

(804) 353-0800
1719 W Main St, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23220

Headquartered in the heart of downtown Richmond next to VCU campus.