Goodbye, Potatoes: BC Dining Gets Rid Of The One Thing Students Like
LOWER LIVE — “WHERE ARE THEYYYYYYYYYYYYY????” cried Peter Brak’fousst, (CSOM ’25) whose scream could be heard from the eighth floor of Walsh. “They’re gone. The breakfast potatoes are gone.”
Brak’fousst is not alone. Increasing fury continues to spread among students as their staple breakfast item is M.I.A. But for a measly 2-3 times the past month, the crispy little nugs were replaced by other variations of fried potatoes. BC Dining’s newly implemented health initiative seems to be the culprit.
For some clarity on the potato confusion, The Classic reached out to Boston College’s head nutritionist, Hyatt Vejabulls: “The health of our students is our number one priority. This year, we really wanted to expand our students’ palettes and give them the opportunity to try new, healthy foods. We believe replacing breakfast potatoes with 8 am tater tots will do that.”
Tater tots, hash browns, large tater tots, mini hash browns, sweet potato tater tots, and slightly soggy, normal-sized hash browns are just some of the replacements part of this food diversification initiative. Vejabulls also saw this initiative as a great way to “explore various global cultures.”
“It’s a beautiful thing; through these variations of fried potato, students can truly interact with Irish culture and other places they don’t know much about. Plus we can charge $2 more for ‘em,” Vejabulls explained.
While the question still remains whether breakfast potatoes will make a more permanent return, rest assured that BC Dining will remain reliable for three balanced meals a day.