Although the announcement followed a 1-out-of-5-sporks rating by our weekly state building eatery review, The Dish, we hear that the closure has been planned for quite some time.
Here's the pertinent part of a memo issued this morning to EDD staff:
The EDD Central Office is one of the few state buildings where an operating cafeteria has been available to staff for many years. David Moore, the current Department of Rehabilitation Business Enterprise Program (BEP) vendor, has been operating the cafeteria for the past seven years and has made the difficult decision to terminate his contract with BEP. Therefore, the EDD cafeteria will be closed effective December 30, 2011.
The Department of General Services and BEP are working closely to hire a new vendor but until further notice, the anticipated date for closure is the end of the year. This date could be sooner if product and workforce deplete to a level below the ability to maintain satisfactory service.
The snack shacks at the 722 and 800 Capitol Mall lobbies will continue business as usual.
PHOTO: Salisbury steak with side dishes recently purchased at Dave's Deli. Dan Smith / Sacramento Bee