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It’s official. Your school’s cafeteria sucks.

According to China News, China.com and Hangzhou News (via ShanghaiIst), Zhejiang Gongshang University in China recently opened a 37,674 square-foot cafeteria, able to seat 800 patrons.

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Illustration for article titled University Gets a Hello Kitty Themed Cafeteria

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As you can see in this photo via Zjol, the cafeteria is colorful.

Illustration for article titled University Gets a Hello Kitty Themed Cafeteria
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[Photo: Zjol]

ShanghaiIst notes that the cafeteria severs both Chinese and Western dishes.

Illustration for article titled University Gets a Hello Kitty Themed Cafeteria

[Photo: Hangzhou News]

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[Photo: Hangzhou News]

The university planned to redo the cafeteria, and it decided that covering it in Hello Kitty was the way to go.

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Illustration for article titled University Gets a Hello Kitty Themed Cafeteria

[Photo: China News]

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[Photo: China News]

There are even crane games where you can try your luck at winning a Hello Kitty plush.

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Illustration for article titled University Gets a Hello Kitty Themed Cafeteria

[Photo: Zjol]

Illustration for article titled University Gets a Hello Kitty Themed Cafeteria
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[Photo: China.com]

The cafeteria is shouldn’t be that big of a surprise given China’s love of the Japanese character—that, and the fact a Hello Kitty theme park opened in Hangzhou earlier this year.

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