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Lucky Express gas station now takes Terrier Bucks

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By: Chic N. Fyngers

The Lucky Express Food Mart and gas station on Pine Street behind Wofford’s campus is now taking Terrier Bucks, says Dining Services Director Davidson Jason. According to Jason, this is the first time students can use Terrier Bucks on both alcohol and gasoline, but also adds to the list of off-campus eateries where students can eat thriftily.

“Cribbs Kitchen, Lime Leaf and Monarch Café are great, but the walkability of the gas station behind campus is another level of accessibility for our students, and their food selections are even better than Burwell’s!” he says. “Lucky Express can offer things we can’t on campus, like their specials of chicken liver or fresh tilapia sandwiches, or chicken on a stick.”

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Resident Assistants in first-year dorms, such as sophomore Lucy Looseman, is excited to have affordable alcohol options so close to campus. “I don’t have to rely on someone else to purchase my alcohol for me or worry about price—I can just walk right out Wofford’s back gates and the folks at Lucky’s will even split cases for me so that it’s cheaper.”

Looseman says that her residents appreciate the food quality at Lucky Express more than they originally expected, and Jason confirms that Lucky Express does have a higher sanitation rating than Burwell and Phase V, with more consistently tasty meals.

“It may look a little sketchy at first, especially for some of our more privileged students, but Lucky Express puts out some high quality food that students shouldn’t miss out on,” he says.

Despite the already existing convenience, negotiations are in progress that would establish a delivery service from Lucky Express to Wofford students. Baseball players could have meals delivered to them during long, tedious games at the Railyard, and seniors in the Village could restock on snacks and booze during their darties without needing to find a sober driver.

There are concerns, however, that such a delivery service would lead to a decline in students walking to the farthest corner of campus to eat Burwell—as the most inconveniently located and lowest quality eatery on campus, the convenience of a Lucky Express delivery service paid for by Terrier Bucks might be the final nail in Burwell’s proverbial coffin, says Jason.

“As much as we try to improve Burwell, we can’t maintain the level of service and food quality that students want, and this new food source might be the tipping point… things might really have to change if Aramark is going to thrive financially on campus,” he says. “We can’t compete with [Lucky Express] chicken liver.”

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