25 Cents to Go

Food Service Director - Steal This Idea - Washington State UniversityGary Coyle
Director of Dining Services
Washington State University
Pullman, Wash.

To cover the cost of our switch to biodegradable to-go containers in our Mexican grille, we charge students 25 cents for them. They can still get their food in aluminum foil for free, but instead of building the cost in, we decided to price them separately. Very few customers order the aluminum foil option, which shows that students are willing to pay for the biodegradable containers.

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