"Hi Campus Dining! Thanks for all the great food! I have two suggestions which are both vegan related:
1) Don't put the tofu and the tuna next to each other in the salad bar-- often little bits of tuna end up in the tofu and it's hard to pick out
2) Mark each loaf of bread so that it's easily identifiable as vegan or gluten free-- something as easy as color-coded stickers on the loaves would do the trick, or simply writing (v) or (gf) in permanent marker. This would make it easier for students to pick out bread at the bakery and allow the sandwich station to show off all their options (and as it is, the sandwich station staff doesn't know which breads are which)."
We think you're absolutely right about the tofu/tuna proximity, and we'll make changes accordingly!
Regarding the bread, over the break we will update our signage as well as give staff members training on ingredients. We're also expecting some changes in the varieties of bread we will be offering, so look for the new signs.
"Thanks for the vegan balsamic veggie pizza - it was great!"
Glad you liked this new recipe!
"I think the Cooler should have Sriracha sauce available"
Unfortunately Sriracha only comes in really big bottles - big, expensive bottles. While the Marketplace carries Sriracha, we're not likely to expand this to the Cooler. We don't have space in the Cooler's teeny-tiny storeroom to add anything else, and the Cooler can't absorb the cost of another free condiment, especially one that tends to "walk".
"You guys should replace the boring straws with bendy straws - they're a lot more fun."
Bendy straws are more expensive. Nice try :-) See our comment about "free" above.
Auntie Em's Questions:
"I think it's great that you get food from Auntie Em's, but I am disappointed by their labels. For example, a soup I got had different vegetables in it than were listed (which is fine with me, as I want whatever is fresh and available, but some customers may purchase the soup, then discover unexpected vegetables that they do not like and be upset). Also, the soup did not list either water or broth (one of which was obviously in the soup), and this is a concern for vegans who do not want to unknowingly eat chicken broth in the vegetable soup.
Please ask Auntie Em's for better labeling. Thanks!"
"What happened to the artichoke salad they served at the Coffee Cart last semester? It was really good and I meeeeess it."
We've forwarded your comments to Auntie Em's. Come back to this article for an update once we've heard from them.
THANK YOU AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS! SEE YOU IN JANUARY :-))))))))))
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