The Paisano

Students concerned about campus food supplier’s quality

Students wait in line at the Roadrunner Café for their meals.

Photo Courtesy of a Brysen Streeter

Kenyatta Battle

November 8, 2017

Aramark, UTSA’s food supplier, has been in the middle of many conversations concerning complaints about the quality of food served at Roadrunner Café. Aramark supplies food services to college campuses across the nation. Megan Cole, an associate news editor of University of California Irvine’s university...

The Humane League condemns Aramark

Zoey Wright, the Human League, holds a photo of a chicken bred to grow unnaturally fast. Isaac Serna, The Paisano

Isaac Serna

November 2, 2016

UTSA’s dining vendor, Aramark, is under pressure from The Humane League (THL), a nonprofit that aims to end animal suffering and adopt progressive welfare standards for the chicken they source. “Stop Abusing Chickens,” a THL petition directed at Aramark, has garnered nearly 90,000 signatures on its...

Aramark: inadequate for students, exploitative of prisoners

Editorial staff

November 2, 2016

In 2008, a food services evaluation team comprised of UTSA students, faculty and staff selected the food service provider Aramark to manage the university’s dining services. Within that eight years, disturbing, abject accounts have surfaced about the meals offered by the Philadelphia-based privat...

Students petitioning for change at Aramark

March 3, 2015

After a year of contemplation, an anonymous student group took initiative and voiced their opinion about Aramark’s food quality at the UTSA Roadrunner Cafe. In February, the students began a petition which aimed to remove Aramark food services from UTSA. Aramark supplies food, not only for th...

Weigh the Waste: the impact of wasted food

December 26, 2012

Aramark Dining Services and several student organizations (The Green Society, The Movement and Roadrunners for Renewable Resources) have taken steps to increase awareness of food waste with their initiative, Weigh the Waste.Aramark Sustainability Coordinator Haley Diamond describes the purpose of the Weigh the Waste p...