Club serves Liberty High School’s lunchtime favorites

January 29, 2013

By Veronica Austin

Veronica Austin  Liberty High School

Veronica Austin
Liberty High School

Most Liberty High School students recognize the DECA store as a favorite purveyor of fine smoothies, snacks and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, but few really know what goes on behind the scenes.

To get a better understanding of this Liberty staple, I asked senior Elizabeth Rutherford, a DECA store manager, to take me through a typical lunch:

Even before the bell rings for lunch, the DECA store is already preparing for the onslaught of hungry Patriots.

“If our teachers let us leave early, we try and get a couple of panini on the grill and open up a cash register early,” Rutherford said.

“We are usually busy for the first half of lunch,” she said, adding that each worker in the store has a job to do. There are “cashiers, panini makers, pizza twist people, smoothie makers, and runners” with managers like Rutherford supervising.

Serving the Liberty population every day looks easy, but it is “a lot more complicated” than it seems, so make sure that next time you order a smoothie, three bags of Goldfish and 12 cookies, you add an extra “thank you” onto your order.

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