Cafeteria price changes – sharing the burden

Beginning Dec. 1, it will cost more to eat in Fermilab’s cafeteria. On Thursday, the amount you pay for food and beverages in the cafeteria will increase by about 7.5 percent.

The increase is necessary in part because of higher food and supply costs, most notably for soft drinks, coffee and the cafeteria’s environmentally sustainable hot and cold cups.

“Consumers have seen the significantly increased costs for food, energy and supplies reflected in grocery store prices,” said Accommodations Manager Jack Hawkins. “It costs more today to bring in the supplies we need.”

This is the first time in two years that the cafeteria has increased prices.

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Rhianna Wisniewski