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Our Mission


We want everyone to Thrive everyday by creating great healthy food for the Duke students, faculty and staff, and the Durham community as a whole. We want everyone to feel supported and nurtured by food that is respectful and we strive to enrich local lives as a valuable Duke partner and asset.

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Thrive Kitchen Menu

Learn more about your delicious options when you visit us on Duke's campus! 

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Thrive Catering Menu

Take a look at our extensive catering menu! 

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Who We Are

Thrive Kitchen was started with a team who has a passion for great food and service. The management team has a wealth of knowledge in the industry with over 80 years of combined food and beverage management experience. Reed Frankel and Eric Burchfield, the founding partners, have both owned their own restaurants previously and their careers have crossed many facets of the food business including management, distribution, sales, and catering. They consider it a privelege to have the opportunity to be on Duke campus and a part of such a great dining program.

Thrive is always striving to be the best we can be.