CJ Robinson, Reporter
Move over Chipotle; Lancer Catering has introduced a new burrito stand at Pierce College Puyallup.
Much like the fast-food burrito chains, Go Go Burrito offers students options to customize their own burrito, including those who are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or looking to eat a more balanced meal.
Lancer, which provides and sells the food in the College Center, has made a company-wide implementation for this new portion of the cafeteria.
Options for tortillas include flour, jalapeño and garlic herb. There are three different salsas; pico de gallo, salsa roja and salsa verde. Out of the hot fillings, which include beans, rice, and fajita vegetables, customers are able to choose three. For up to four cold fillings, romaine lettuce, sour cream, cilantro, guacamole and more other vegetables are able to be chosen.
Before this new section of the cafeteria was installed, it was Sabino’s Sandwiches, the counterpart to the current Sabino’s Pizza.
Jessica Rager, a staff member at Lancer, said the feedback so far has been positive.
“(Students) seem to like it a lot more than the sandwiches,” Rager said.
She also believes that bringing this new style of food to the campus will help it gain popularity. The Chipotle concept, she said, helps with relevant interests to be students.
“I know I eat (a burrito) almost every day,” Rager said.
The burritos also come at a lower price than students can find at customized burrito restaurants, such as Chipotle or Qdoba. Without any extra fillings, salsas or meat, the burritos at the college start at $5.99, as opposed to local Chipotle chains which offer burritos starting at $6.70 for chicken, the price varying depending on the type of meat that the customer chooses. Additionally, guacamole is an added charge at many burrito chains, while at Pierce, it’s an added option.
Besides burritos, Lancer is selling street tacos, rice and nachos at prices ranging between $4.95 and $5.75. This also offers competitive pricing compared to other companies.
Rager hopes students try out the new addition and start looking at it as an added option for their daily lunch.
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