A Breakfast Fiasco

This “no more breakfast policy” raises concerns across campus

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This “no more breakfast policy” raises concerns across campus

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

The aroma of fresh chicken no longer fills the air in the mornings because the Chick-fil-A on campus has recently stopped serving breakfast.

To some students this is a shock and a pain sent right to the stomach. Why would Chick-fil-A suddenly come to the conclusion that it was time to stop serving breakfast this year?

There are many suggested answers to this posed mystery of a missing breakfast.

There is talk that Chick-fil-A is not sure if it will be able to compete with new Einstein Bagels located in the Mercer library.

The new restaurant’s breakfast has captured the stomachs of many Mercerians and maybe Chick-fil-A is crushing under the pressure of competition with this novel and delicious addition to campus.

Another idea is that Chick-fil-A is not receiving enough customers in the mornings to stay open.

In order to stay open in the mornings, it is obvious that Chick-fil-A would need an adequate amount of customers to make a profit worth staying open for.

An alternate notion for Chick-fil-A’s “no more breakfast policy” could be that the industry itself has denied the Mercer campus breakfast.

If the Chick-fil-A company decided that it is trying to cut back on serving breakfast as a whole, then that could be a reason why breakfast has left the campus.

This idea of the entire industry losing breakfast could lead to an entirely different problem with the Chick-fil-A company.

For those of you who enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast, can you imagine not being able to order Chick-fil-A breakfast anywhere?

What if the industry took away Chick-fil-A breakfasts in every restaurant? How would this affect your life?

These are the frightening questions that are posed after considering the reasons for the Chick-fil-A breakfast decline but your mind should be set at ease.

The reason the Mercer campus Chick-fil-A no longer sells breakfast is simply because the campus Chick-fil-A operator chose to no longer serve breakfast.

Basically, “the operators at independent locations have a choice whether or not to sell certain items,” said Craig Craddick, an employee from Chick-fil-A.

Since the Mercer Chick-fil-A location is not completely affiliated with the Chick-fil-A company, it is safe to say that talking to the Mercer operator may help breakfast return to the campus.

It is all in the power of the Mercer community and their choice to accept the no-breakfast policy or to fight back with protesting and petitioning.