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Yikes: BC Dining Ordered Too Many Clams

Yikes: BC Dining Ordered Too Many Clams

Student Life April 15, 2021 The New England Classic

LOWER LIVE AT CORCORAN COMMONS — In a bid to maintain transparency on campus, Boston College Dining Services announced Thursday morning that they mistakenly... Yikes: BC Dining Ordered Too Many Clams

LOWER LIVE AT CORCORAN COMMONS — In a bid to maintain transparency on campus, Boston College Dining Services announced Thursday morning that they mistakenly ordered an overabundance of clams for the kitchen’s monthly food stock.

“We know how much students enjoy the pungent scent of freshly fried clams on a Friday morning,” said dining manager Shelley Fischer, who was in charge of placing the order. “I was just so excited to get them back on the menu that I must have added an extra zero to the order sheet.” 

Fischer claims that a steaming hot plate of fried clams is actually one of the best cures for a post-Thursday hangover.

“Clams are a delicious and nutritious option for anyone looking to refuel after a rough night out,” said Fischer. “You can buy a plate of fried clams for the reduced price of $15.99, and we’ll even throw in a large bowl of our award winning New England clam chowder for good measure.” 

“I’m begging you,” she added. “Please help us get these clams off of our hands.”

Dining Services server Biv Alve (MCAS ’23) revealed to the Classic that the situation is even more dire than Fischer made it out to be.

“You open a drawer to get a serving spoon, and bam! There’s like three clams rolling around back there,” he said. “I took the trash out last week and literally had to wade through two feet of loose unshucked shellfish. Oh, and I’m also supposed to tell you guys to write that fried clams are now $14.99 and come with an additional bowl of chowder.” 

At press time, Fischer was seen placing frozen clams in the ice machine at Lower so that students could finally cool their drinks after four years without ice.