As a freshman I am concerned with the outrageous prices of the BYU Creamery. I, like many freshmen, have the dining plus meal plan. This meal plan gives me a certain amount of money each day and allows me the freedom to spend this money at various on-campus locations.
Compared to a local grocery store, the BYU Creamery’s prices are sometimes double the advertised price. I asked a clerk why their prices were much higher than normal. She said we are paying the higher price because the of the creamery’s “convenience.”
I feel that the Creamery has a monopoly on all freshmen with the dining plus meal plan because it is the only place where we can buy grocery store items. The Creamery has no on-campus competitors, so dining plus cardholders are forced to pay these higher prices.
Can anything be done to get rid of this monopoly?