“That’s not gonna be good for business…”
August 5, 2010 Leave a comment
Last winter, as we all remember, the Capitol cafeteria shut down due to a severe rodent infestation. Aramark officials vowed to turn things around, and they did. Untill the cafeteria failed another inspection a few weeks later.
It’s been smooth sailing since then, health-wise, but the rodents’ legacy lingers. The cafe lost more than $600,000 in business this year, compared to a similar stretch in 2009, according to the Patriot-News’ Kari Andren. “The cafeteria, which is operated by Philadelphia-based Aramark Inc., brought in $674,262 less in the first six months of this year compared to the same time period in 2009. Sales for the first two quarters of 2009 totaled nearly $1.1 million, while figures for the first two quarters of this year were just $407,738.”
The drop in traffic has hurt the state, too. Aramark has paid just $18,349, compared to the $44,869 it wrote out in checks during the comparative 2009 stretch.
Personally, I boycotted the cafeteria for a few months in the beginning of the year, but started going back around March. However, I’ve begun to reconsider that decision, after I discovering a fly in my salad yesterday.
Unfortunately, Grover wasn’t around to help me solve the fly problem.