Why is there a decline in demand of canteen usage? (Increase in demand…
Why is there a decline in demand of canteen usage?
Increase in demand from external vendors
Many students go to cheers and purchase instant noodles.
The price are cheap as there are promotions available and is convenient
Food sold by the external vendors
Affordability: student-price meal, food are priced reasonably based on quantity & quality of food product
Students would be attracted to its affordability and they would believe that while its affordable, they could save more of their allowance for other expenses
Attractive menu: set meals (food + drink), large variety of choices, special occasion/limited-time food sales & new food added into menu?
Consumers will find the active changing of menu interesting, thus the external vendor will successfully get to keep their attention
Taste and preferences
Affect the demand of a good
Consumers find canteen food undesirable hence the demand for canteen food will be lower
Lack of facilities
not enough tables and chairs available
People are often seen sitting at the benches located outside the lecture theatre hall to have their meals instead of going to the school canteen
Environment not up to students' standards/ expectations.
waiting time to queue for food is too long
students have insufficient time to eat their food
Variety of food sold in the canteen
not enough healthy food options
some vendors do not provide healthier options such as using brown rice instead of white rice or using wholegrain bread instead of plain bread for the meals
vendors do not have the knowledge of healthy nutrition and culinary skills to prepare healthier meals using healthier ingredients
vendors in schools use 'frying' method to have the food cooked. They should use ovens and grilling, instead of frying
portion of the food given
food stall vendor have the power to charge more for less quantity - e.g. malay Nasi Padang store?
school canteen sell a variety of food ranging from local dishes such as chicken rice to other cuisine such as western and Taiwan cuisine
Most of the food sold has remained the same for the past few years and students tend to get tired of the food items sold in the school canteen and will thus have their meals outside campus etc