The Kendall Grab-and-Go closed during prime lunch times several days this past week due to Bon Appetit staff shortages.
“Unfortunately we had a number of staff members who could not make it to work on those days and we were unable to flex with our existing staff to provide adequate coverage,” said Bon Appetit General Manager David Apthorpe.
Apthorpe said such shortages are occurring at Bon Appetit locations around the country. They are looking to hire more employees in all job sites, social platforms, and temporary services.
Senior Henry Eising hoped to grab a sandwich at 12:30 p.m. before back-to-back exams, and was “thoroughly disappointed” that he had to relocate all the way to the Lane Grab-and-Go for his meal.
Senior Harvey Peters experienced a similar struggle.
“There was a time crunch, and I was mildly disappointed,” he said.
Freshmen Claire Hipkins and Vivian Tork described the closure as “inconvenient” and “a major tragedy.”
Apthorpe reassured hungry Hillsdalians that a restoration of Grab-and-Go reliability is not far away.
“We’re hearing similar challenges across the industry. We are actively trying to attract more staff to provide all of the services that are required.”