Why Tasti Left, And What Could Replace It
Written by Bwog Staff
Suggesting that frozen-yogurt customers are perhaps less than loyal, Tasti D-Lite experienced a 75% decline in sales in the first semester before abruptly departing campus this past Friday. Was it off-campus flex? The introduction of (more popular) Pinkberry? The economy? We’ll probably never know.
As for what would go in its place, Columbia Dining Services told Bwog that “a brand like Chick-Fil-A or Jamba Juice would rather have a location with foot traffic 365 days a year.” In addition, the space formerly occupied by the Tasti kiosk has no running water, just electricity, which rules out many potential vendors (Tasti employees apparently cleaned/washed up down in the Lerner student kitchen). Regardless, any new location would appear “probably in the fall,” and would be selected with input from the Dining Advisory Committee (which includes each school’s student services representatives).