UCF Cookie Controversy: Does Marketplace Limit Cookies?Food, News, UCF Administration — By Jacob Sadowsky on October 2, 2012 at 12:00 am Tweet
Many of us who have lived on or near campus at one time or another or even those who have gotten hungry in between classes have visited Marketplace or Knightro’s, UCF’s on campus dining areas that offer an all you can eat meal with either a meal plan or small fee.
Now, when we go to a buffet, such as Golden Coral or Sweet Tomatoes, we expect just that: all you can eat food. However, many students have been recently complaining that UCF’s Marketplace has been limiting one of their best a la carte items…cookies.
Facebook pages and posts along with student tips argue that Marketplace allows students three cookies on their first trip and two more on their next. After that, they are cut off. For students who pay upwards of $1800 a semester for unlimited food, this is a severe problem and KnightNews.com decided to investigate the matter.
Students have posted Facebook statuses such as, “So when are we boycotting against marketplace about the cookie situation???” and “Occupy Marketplace,” to describe their discontent with the cookie situation.
We decided to send a crew undercover into Marketplace for ourselves and find a solution to the cookie controversy facing Marketplace. Only problem, our correspondent was not cut off. After two trips to the cookie stand, our correspondent was allowed an easy eight cookies with no end in sight. So what does this mean exactly? It is possible that we simply went in at a time that was not busy enough for a needed cookie cutoff or it is possible that the ban is only in place when certain workers are clocked in. What it doesn’t mean however, is that the investigating is over.
KnightNews.com plans to continue the investigation into the cookie controversy that surrounds Marketplace. Anyone with information, evidence, tips or ideas should email email@example.com or text 407-5-tip-UCF.