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

Our Latest Thinking

Blurred Lines: Fast Casual looking more like Quick Service

Twitter@OnCampus Brands

Dec 13
OnCampus Brands is proud to announce the @FirehouseSubs partnership with @sodexoUSA that will bring flavorful signa… https://t.co/szwmuTwVun
Dec 7
The competition to win over the hearts of #GenZ heats up as brands come to terms with what it takes to evolve. Chec… https://t.co/8Wr4DgkWoM
Dec 7
Thank you for all that you do for the foundation, Tony! Your hard work is greatly appreciated. #NACAS https://t.co/6GIGEzbb8P
Dec 3
Here's a great story to start off the new week. We admire intergenerational housing initiatives such as these and h… https://t.co/FvXZXo4gVK
Nov 30
Beautiful day at @UVA yesterday. Thank you for the tour, @UVADining! #OCBontheroad https://t.co/WwrAhBjUM1

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.