MHS Rings in the New School Year With Maschio’s

by Tyler Basak ’26

Source: Tyler Basak ’26

Published 10 Nov. 2022

The 2022-2023 school year has brought a lot of firsts, including the new cafeteria food service, Maschio’s. Maschio’s was founded in 1992, and since then, they have promised nutritious and delicious meals for over 450 schools located up and down the east coast. 

Montgomery High School has brought its menu to the cafeteria, and here are some of the things to offer. 

Daily food items consist of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and chicken sandwiches served with fries or tater tots.  Pizza, a popular option among students, is also available every day with different toppings like pepperoni, chicken, and veggies. Don’t forget the Asian food and salad bar as well.

Maschio’s also offers food for those who have certain dietary restrictions such as vegetarians. These meals are similar to the regular, non-vegetarian meals, but the options are more limited.

Advait Gattu, a sophomore at MHS told us that Maschio’s should, “include more vegetarian food.” Arnav Talupur, a senior,  agrees, mentioning that there should be, “more vegetarian options other than [the] imitation chicken nuggets”. Arnav also mentions that the addition of bean burgers and french fries, “would be an astounding addition to the [vegetarian] menu.” 

As for the rising freshmen, this new food service has been a huge upgrade compared to last year’s food at UMS. Freshman Luke Oliu says, “The quality of food is far greater. In UMS, the consistency was really bad. Some days the food was good, and some days it was bad. I think now in MHS, the food is really good day in and day out.”

What can Maschio’s do to improve? Students have agreed that the hot food has run out halfway through lunch multiple times, a common issue since the beginning of the school year. 

However, the more options, drinks, snacks, cashiers, and the speedier process have all been positives. 

All in all, Maschio’s has been a huge upgrade for the school, and it shows amongst the students.

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