By Jeremy Sharp and Lauren Sawyer
Students stood outside Wildcat Express today to hand out free American cheese slices. The handouts were in response to Wildcat’s recent decision to charge 30 cents for cheese on hamburgers.
Josh Campbell (sr) came up with the idea Thursday night, and showed up in front of Wildcat at noon on Friday, free cheese in hand.
“It was just one of those things where the fact that they’re charging 30 cents for cheese is so outlandish and pointless to me,” Campbell said. “We’re just making a statement and raising awareness about how foolish it is.”
Josh Johanson (sr), who went to Wildcat for a burger, got a slice of cheese on his way out.
“You can get cheese in the sub line and it’s no extra cost, but for some reason it costs over in the burger line which makes absolutely no sense,” Johanson said “The free cheese is nice but it’s also just the fact that it’s needed is ridiculous.”
By 12:45 p.m. this afternoon, the students had passed out a pack and a half of cheese.
“Students have either given us weird looks or been very, very happy about it and gotten a burger just to support the cause,” said Rob Clarkson (sr), who passed out cheese. “We had a few people from Pioneer talk to us and most of them have been in support of it because they’re not really in charge of things. If you’re paying between seven and nine dollars for a meal, you should probably get cheese with it.”
Campbell said he might come back for the dinner rush tonight.
“I think it’s great, but unfortunately I’m not in charge of that whole ordeal, that’s more higher authority than me,” Baldwin said. “If I had the decision I would say not to charge extra for cheese because we never had to before.”