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    fanof71 is online now Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Fan for Sure

    Default Maggard's Damage Control

    He was right to get out in front of this concession fiasco Saturday night. And, you can bet he also probably got an earful about PA and the rave music...

    so what are his next steps, especially considering this is not the first time these issues have come up...

    Is it going to be enough this time to just say those issues (as has happened in the past)
    Have been taken care of without explaining how and why it happened as well as the steps he took to fix it...if it can be fixed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fanof71 View Post
    He was right to get out in front of this concession fiasco Saturday night. And, you can bet he also probably got an earful about PA and the rave music...

    so what are his next steps, especially considering this is not the first time these issues have come up...

    Is it going to be enough this time to just say those issues (as has happened in the past)
    Have been taken care of without explaining how and why it happened as well as the steps he took to fix it...if it can be fixed.
    He was on with Scott Prather for a few minutes this morning. He used the word "debacle" to describe the concession issue. From the tone of his voice you could tell he was still "disappointed" with what happened in that regard. He knows the problem was with bandwidth slowing down card transactions. Not sure what they can do about that in four days but that will be a pointed focus now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    He was on with Scott Prather for a few minutes this morning. He used the word "debacle" to describe the concession issue. From the tone of his voice you could tell he was still "disappointed" with what happened in that regard. He knows the problem was with bandwidth slowing down card transactions. Not sure what they can do about that in four days but that will be a pointed focus now.
    Cash only registers. If LUS can stand up a bunch of merch tents with fast internet and provide WiFi for all of downtown during Festival International, I don't see what issues they could be having at CF. Maybe it's an issue with their POS vendor? Or maybe Cox sucks that bad (assuming they utilize Cox due to partnership).

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    Quote Originally Posted by roarman View Post
    I guess when a university spends as much money as they did on the sound system, they have to use it at almost full volume. It's so loud you cannot even have a conversation with the person next to you. That's too bad. I agree. It needs to be turned down.
    Coffee shops are good for conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    He was on with Scott Prather for a few minutes this morning. He used the word "debacle" to describe the concession issue. From the tone of his voice you could tell he was still "disappointed" with what happened in that regard. He knows the problem was with bandwidth slowing down card transactions. Not sure what they can do about that in four days but that will be a pointed focus now.
    LUS instead of COX

  6. What a Downer UL athletic director issues over concessions 'issues' at home opener at Cajun Field

    “Additionally, some patrons experienced menu item shortages that prevented them from purchasing products of choice. For this, we sincerely apologize, as that is not the level of experience our fans deserve, nor is it the experience we wish to provide.”



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    Maggard is amazing addressing this head on.

    Before Maggard, decades of silence preceded this same duplicate problem year after year.

    First game of the season needs to be treated as a loss leader.

    No business wants unsold inventory, especially the food industry.

    However for the first game they need to over stock and over man, just to see what the potential is.

    Once the potential is established they can pull back to a reasonable manageable level.

    Problem is now they will have loss leaders all season long trying to wipe away the effects of penny pinching from game one.


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    Duggie35's Avatar Duggie35 is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Fan for Sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Maggard is amazing addressing this head on.

    Before Maggard, decades of silence preceded this same duplicate problem year after year.

    First game of the season needs to be treated as a loss leader.

    No business wants unsold inventory, especially the food industry.

    However for the first game they need to over stock and over man, just to see what the potential is.

    Once the potential is established they can pull back to a reasonable manageable level.

    Problem is now they will have loss leaders all season long trying to wipe away the effects of penny pinching from game one.
    As I mentioned in a previous post, I did not visit any concession stand, so I really don't have a dog in this fight. But if they ran out of ANYTHING, especially this Saturday night, that is just unbelievable. Especially since there is another game only five days later on Thursday. That means any unused product could be used within less than a week. Anything that would need refrigeration could be kept for only five days. Who does SODEXO have running that clown show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duggie35 View Post
    As I mentioned in a previous post, I did not visit any concession stand, so I really don't have a dog in this fight. But if they ran out of ANYTHING, especially this Saturday night, that is just unbelievable. Especially since there is another game only five days later on Thursday. That means any unused product could be used within less than a week. Anything that would need refrigeration could be kept for only five days. Who does SODEXO have running that clown show?
    Just let the people that run DTA and Festival Int run game day.

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    KajunKrazy is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Fan for Sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    He was on with Scott Prather for a few minutes this morning. He used the word "debacle" to describe the concession issue. From the tone of his voice you could tell he was still "disappointed" with what happened in that regard. He knows the problem was with bandwidth slowing down card transactions. Not sure what they can do about that in four days but that will be a pointed focus now.
    Upstairs I thought the biggest problem was they eliminated 2 beer stand that are on each side of the main concessions, which put all beer buyers in the 2 main concessions lines with the hot dog and pop corn buyers. That created way to long of wait times. Even if he fixes the credit card issues without those 2 extra beer booths you still gonna have long lines.

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    Someone who thinks they know it all !!! Same person who threw out local vendors for baseball !! ����


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine1 View Post
    Someone who thinks they know it all !!! Same person who threw out local vendors for baseball !! ����
    If ya got hate in ya heart, let it out son! Name names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine1 View Post
    Someone who thinks they know it all !!! Same person who threw out local vendors for baseball !! ����
    Miss that fried fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    If ya got hate in ya heart, let it out son! Name names.

    Amen!! 2 posts.. anyone else smell a rat?

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    I trust Dr. Maggard to fix this. He is on it, like he is with everything else.

    AT&T has brought in a COW (Cell On Wheels) at times in the past to alleviate the bandwidth issue. That’s the quick fix. Something more permanent will have to be done.


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