The fine eating establishment at PBA charges more for those who buy in bulk. A loyal Bacon reader has sent in a spreadsheet detailing the difference in cost between the average meal bought by meal plan and the one bought on Flex Dollars:
The average meal from a meal plan costs $9.89, while the average meal paid for individually in cash is $8.57. With Flex Dollars, the price is even lower: $7.76.
In addition to paying more for bulk, PBA meal plans are considerably costlier than other private schools. Wheaton College in Illinois, consistently ranked among the best in the United States for on-campus dining, has an average meal plan price of $7.07. Wheaton is not served by Sodexo, but Bon Appetit Management, a California-based company. Biola University in California, also served by Bon Appetit, has an average price of $7.38.
Lower prices are also present at other universities served by Sodexo. The University of Tampa, a private university slightly larger than PBA, has an average meal plan price of $7.66. Although Sodexo does charge a price for its services, the prices are set by PBA.
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