Students complain about no ketchup, mustard
French fries, corn dogs and chicken tenders go unadorned
Students at Memphis City Schools are complaining there's no ketchup. No mustard, either. Calvin Jones, the interim head of food services, said the schools have plenty of bulk condiments, but not enough cafeteria workers to squirt them into little plastic cups. The schools are asking for individual packs.
The Commercial Appeal reported the school board approved $77,514 to buy little fast-food packs of ketchup and hopes to have it in the lunch lines next week.
In the meantime, French fries, corn dogs and chicken tenders go unadorned, unless students opt for hot sauce, barbecue sauce or mayonnaise.
Mitchell High School student Justin Pearson told the newspaper students were lunching on chicken sandwiches and fries with no ketchup - and no explanation.