Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Ding Dong! The Wendy's is dead!

The U-M hospital will no longer be polluting its patrons with Frosty goodness! That means I'll probably lose about seven pounds between now and graduation.

Q: Why did we choose to replace Wendy’s?

A: We chose to replace Wendy’s for a variety of reasons. The first was based on feedback from faculty and staff during an employee survey conducted in August 2006. We learned that there was a desire for greater variety of “quick-service” menu items and that people wanted value, convenience and healthier food options. In addition, as a health care institution, we feel that it is our duty to promote and empower our employees, patients and the community to make healthier lifestyle choices. By replacing Wendy’s with Einstein Bros. Bagels and Fresh and Healthy Express, we feel we are aligning ourselves more closely with that goal.
What the hell is the Fresh and Healthy Express? Google doesn't seem to have heard of it. I hope it's not some sort of Aramark attempt at further monopolization of our dietary options.

4 comments:

Michael said...

i'm glad this no longer affects me. when i'm on call and hungry, i want some grease, not a bagel.

Matz said...

I second that. I think people are going to be missing Wendy's in no time. Instead people are getting bagels and a mystery box.

Kevin said...

Wendy's might not be healthy...but it's still better than Aramark, Grat.

Garrett said...

Well, as someone who could only get frostys and baked potato(e)s (their salads weren't fit to eat), I say Fuck Wendy's and their "we don't need to serve vegetarians" mantra. If the hospital is only going to have one food facility open in the middle of the night, it should at least offer enough special diet options to satisfy the vegetarian, kosher, etc crowd.

And let's not even start on the hypocrisy of having a burger joint right down the hall from a new jillion dollar cardiovascular facility...