Local deals: businesses that offer discounts to Southern students

Restaurants offer student discounts
(Photo sourced from: ezcater.com)
Restaurants offer student discounts (Photo sourced from: ezcater.com)

Written by: Kathy Zelidon

One great way to save money while on a college student budget is finding places that offer deals or discounts for your wants and needs. Around Southern Adventist University, there are restaurants and services that offer discounts to Southern students. The Accent called the restaurants advertised to offer discounts to students on the posters that are on campus bulletin boards. The Accent called the restaurants from the posters, and listed are some that continue to offer discounts. 

Southern Auto Care 
Number: 833-534-0845
Address: 4961 Colcord Dr, Collegedale, TN 37315

Emiko Miyagi, an employee at Southern Auto Care, told the Accent that students receive a 10% discount on most services. However, for the month of September, they are offering a special deal with an additional 5% discount on brake replacements, transmission service and/or coolant service. Miyagi mentioned that the discount can be applied when the company is made aware that the customer is a student when he or she schedules an appointment. Appointments can be made via text or email.

Ajis Peruvian Restaurant 
Number: 423-396-3919
Address: 5035 Ooltewah Ringgold Rd Ste 123, Collegedale, TN 37363 

With an average rating of 4 to 4.5 on Google, Yelp and Tripadvisor, this Peruvian restaurant features salads, sandwiches and an array of South American dishes. It also offers many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Katherine Mogel, an employee at Aji, told the Accent that they offer Southern students 10% off everything on the menu.

Los Potros
Number: 423-396-4393 
Address: 9408 Apison Pike, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Los Potros is a Mexican restaurant that only serves lunch and dinner. Its menu features Mexican dishes like burritos, chiles rellenos and salads. They also offer a variety of vegetarian dishes. Los Potros holds an average rating of 3.5 to 4 stars on Google, Yelp and Tripadvisor. According to Francisco Angulo, the manager, Southern students will not be charged for the tax on their meals. 

Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill
Number: 423-702-2040 
Address: 5975 Elementary Wy Ste 111, Collegedale, TN 37363

“Welcome to DosBros where locally sourced ingredients are used to prepare fresh food daily. Customize your food the way you like it” is what greets the average Facebook user on the Dos Bros Facebook page. According to its website, Dos Bros is a growing food chain with 13 open locations in Tennessee and more located in Georgia and Illinois. Their menu is based on a chipotle-like style. Customers can choose their protein and toppings, as well as the form of their meal: taco, burrito or nacho. In addition, they offer vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options. An employee of Dos Bros, Chazz Hunter, commented to the Accent that Southern students receive  10% off everything except the kids menu. 

*In order for the discount to be applied to your meal, you must show your school ID. 

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