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MSSU Contracts with New Food Vendor: Fresh Ideas

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Missouri Southern State University switches food vendors.

  A five year contract with Sodexo ends at the end of this month.  MSSU heard proposals from seven food vendors and chose  "Fresh Ideas" out of Columbia, Missouri.

     The change will bring more possible meal plans for students, but a possible increase in costs. Dean of Student Services Darren Fullerton explained, "We're doing some different things, offering different times, different varieties of menus, specialized menus for the students and just the sheer cost of every year dairy goes up, beef goes up. And some of those things.  But the students will see a relatively small increase, if any, and some of the meals plans have actually  gone down. "

  Fullerton said Fresh Ideas will expand the Pizza Hut in the student union to a wing street version also offering pasta.  He said the new company prides itself on preparing fresh foods on site.

     Part time workers with Sodexo can apply to work for the new company.

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