Some students question decision to bring fast food chains to VCU

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A report done by yours truly.

WTVR.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: WTVR.com is partnering with the “iPadJournos” mobile and social media journalism project at VCU’s School of Mass Communications. Students from the project reported the following story.

By Toria Vaughan and Evelynn Escobar-Thomas

RICHMOND, Va. – The anticipated openings of Burger King and Taco Bell in the VCU University Student Commons in the fall semester are causing a stir among students.

The two fast food restaurants will be replacing two current VCU staples. Asian eatery Nao and Zen as well as Mexican offerings at Zoca are set to be replaced by Burger King and Taco Bell, according to VCU Dining Services.

Many students are excited about these coming changes. According to sales and service manager Tamara Highsmith, the VCU Dining Services recruited the two fast food chains based on student surveys and demands.

“I think it’s a good idea if they’re bringing in a Burger King and Taco Bell…

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