By Edward Mahurien
Editor in chief
Student Trustee Jason Troia confirmed during his report to the ASB Cabinet Monday, Nov. 15 that Aramark, the company operating the food court, will leave LBCC when its contract expires in February.
Preliminary discussions were made regarding what to do with the space, including leasing out the spaces to outside vendors such as fast-food chains.
Troia also said that Aramark is looking into a possible scenario in which LBCC will cover Aramark’s reported losses but Troia said that looks unlikely.
The ASB will decide what to do with the space in the future and wants to involve students on what they want to see in the space.
One of the biggest criticisms of Aramark and the food court were high prices and lack of nutritional, health conscious foods.
To combat those critics the food court has introduced a series of $5 specials and a make-your-own salad bar this semester.
Nursing major Ashley Guinn, 19, echoed previous student concerns about healthier options despite Aramark’s new salad offerings. “I don’t really go there because it’s expensive, the salads look like they’ve been sitting there for a long time. they just don’t look good,” Guinn said.
When talking about what she would like to see in the food court health conscious Guinn ranked Subway as her first choice with Taco Bell a reluctant second.