Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Dining Hall

Your Management Team

Hours of Operation

Academic Year Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
Hot Breakfast 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dinner 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Hot Breakfast 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dinner 5 pm – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner 5 pm – 7 pm


Benjamin Franklin College is located on the northern side of Yale University’s main campus in New Haven at 90 Prospect Street. The college is bordered by Pauli Murray College to the north, the Yale Health Center to the west, Ingalls Rink and Sachem Street to the north, and Founder’s Hall and Prospect Street to the east. As you walk down to main path from Prospect street, you will approach gothic gates immediately on your left, enter the large gates.  Turn right upon entering the gates, walk down the path and you’ll go through two large wooden doors which will be the dining room entrance.


Born in January of 1706 to a modest family. Although he is best known as one of the United States’ Founding Fathers, Franklin lived a much more multifaceted life. Within the group, Franklin is rumored to have been a jokester. Some sources say that it was because of these tendencies that he was not allowed to write the Declaration of Independence. Although he was not trusted with the honor of writing this document, Franklin did serve on the five-person committee tasked with developing the Declaration of Independence. His work in guiding the country through its transition from British colonies to independent nation was invaluable. His Albany Plan made way for the Articles of Confederation. He fought for American rights in Britain against the unfair Stamp Act, and when the war was won, he worked with the French to draw up the Treaty of Paris. Franklin’s legacy now lives on at Yale in more ways than one. In 1935, long before the founding of Benjamin Franklin College, Yale became the home to the grandest collection of the Franklin Papers, documents and images related to Benjamin Franklin. These works are currently housed in Sterling Memorial Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. With the opening of Benjamin Franklin College, the inventor and Founding Father gains a deeper connection to Yale University.

Excellence in Hospitality

Benjamin Franklin dining hall seeks to create memorable experiences through education, engagement and excitement. Our purpose, is to tell the story behind the food. To provide a first class dining experiences and in the process, engage our guests and build new traditions.

Students along with our employees will be engaged in the entire process of creating innovative, healthy and wholesome food.

New food concepts embrace flavors from around the world. We will Focus on the simplicity of comfort foods from different ethnic backgrounds, keeping in mind the importance of sustainability and health and wellness.