By Zana Frluckaj '19
In the 2017-2018 academic year, Fontbonne Hall Academy’s food service provider, Acquista, raised its prices.
This year, prices have increased in certain products. A single slice of pizza, which was once 2 dollars, has creeped up to a price of 3 dollars.
Paolo Acquista said “When we first started here, we sold pizza for 2 dollars with tax. Now it’s slowly risen up to three, because of the price of flour needed to make the pizza has increased as well.”
The increase is a result of the rent paid to Fontbonne. Acquista explained his company has to pay rent to Fontbonne in order to stay there. Prices have increased to cover the rent and generate a profit.
Acquista stated, “If you notice the prices of salads has decreased because the price of Romaine salad, which is what we use, decreased in regular stores.”
The Acquista food service was instilled by Sister Dolores J. Crepeau to mirror the traditions of high-school food services. Acquista has been at Fontbonne for over 7 years. Their hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday.