The opening of the new Subway in James Dunn Hall has been delayed, again. It will now be opened in December instead of October as planned.
Fourth year student Alex Fox was unhappy to hear about the delay.
“I am upset that Subway isn’t up yet because it’s a lot cheaper than the cafeteria. We also were told it would be up a month ago.”
There were many factors that caused this delay, said communications director Jeffrey Carleton.
“Aramark had to get internal approvals from Subway Corporation which took them longer to provide. So, because of that it pushed back ordering of cabinets of equipment and then construction and then employee training,” said Carleton.
He said they also had to get waivers for products like soda pop and integrate the Aramark payment system so students could use their meal cards at Subway.
Carleton said all of these things had to be completed first before they could order the rest of the equipment to continue with construction.
“We’re hoping all the internal things with Subway are all cleared up. We’re waiting for the equipment to show up and to install it. There has to be specialized training of staff and then we’re hoping for an early December opening.”
Fox said she is excited for the new Subway because it is a better alternative than the cafeteria.
“It’s healthy and cheap – I can’t get that in the cafeteria.”
Carleton said STU administration knows students, staff and faculty are anxious for Subway to open because it will be something different for STU.
“We upgraded the Tim Hortons and now adding the Subway as another option for people who spend a lot of time on campus. We are anxious to get it open.”
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