Today I voted. Of course I wont tell you how I voted, and this really isn’t about the elections. This is about High School lunches and how they have changed over the years. See as I stood in line to vote In the High School my roving eyes were looking around taking in the sights of a long since forgotten part of my life. I hadn’t actually attended this particular High School, but it brought back memories none the less.
As I looked around the area of the school I was in, my eyes caught sight of something that I would never have expected to see in a High School setting. I spotted a Subway restaurant! I had to do a double take! It was closed but I could see the menu from where I was, and it was a fully functioning Subway restaurant, same pricing, same menu, everything was exactly the same as your typical Subway…but in a High School!
I have one question to ask here. Where was my Subway when I was in school? Looking back on my years attending High School, I remember the school lunches. They were nothing like today. Mainly they consisted of overly cooked processed meats, mashed potatoes from a mix and oily overcooked carrots and green beans. Once a week they actually splurged and bought pizza from the local Pizza Hut, but that was about as fancy as they got. Now I find that there are Subway’s popping up in the schools for students?
This, in my opinion, is a really smart move on both the high schools and the Subway franchisers part! First of all, if this works the way I think it does, the Subway franchiser is likely renting the space out from the school district. What a great source of revenue if that’s true. Think about this also: the school in addition to receiving that revenue also does not have to provide food to its students out of its own budget! Make and save money at the same time sounds like a economically sound way of doing things to me!
Second of all, with the growing obesity problem in the United States, what a great way to give healthy choices to students at an early age! Subway is about the healthiest way to go as far as the fast food industry goes! Low calorie healthy choices with fresh vegetable toppings and, well, if you eat at a regular Subway you get the idea.
All and all I think this is a wise idea and more schools can benefit from instituting this idea, replacing the sloppy and unhealthy choices of your typical High School cafeteria. Healthier students, economically sound, win situation for everyone! And think about the students. I’m sure they would appreciate something better then your status quo that is the typical High School lunch.