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Competitive cafeteria prices


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Examination of cost comparison suggests cafe prices are reasonable

Considering the factors that with the San Jose City College cafeteria item pricing, you may be able to come up with a personal opinion on what may be the best value for your student dollar.
“Costs of goods change constantly due to location, weather, gas prices, supply/demand, and volume. Food costs (raw materials) account for 35-40% of price of menu items, ” said Thomas Nguyen, Vice President of Fresh & Natural, “Prices are set up for at least one year and can only be increased with a formal request (to adjust the contract with the district).”
After speaking with the administration of Fresh & Natural, the company contracted with the district to provide cafeteria services. We checked with the manager of the cafeteria on campus.
“Our prices are not that high, our markup on a bottle of soda. For example, its only about thirty five cents above what Pepsi Charges us,” said Kevin Tranh, well-known manager of Fresh & Natural Cafe, where prices have not risen in 3 years.
Shannon Hips, a freshman student at SJCC felt “the prices are ok, but could be better. I think if you got it at the grocery store, you are able to get it at the same price.”
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