HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of the UConn community have begun a couple of fundraisers hoping to offset the negative image generated by a video of an apparently drunk student berating food service workers who refused to sell him some jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese.
Sadie Rumsey, a freshman from Exeter, Rhode Island, set up a page on GoFundme.com to give the workers involved a night out. As of Sunday, her page had collected more than $1,300.
A local restaurant, D.P. Dough, began adding jalapeno to its bacon mac and cheese calzones after last Sunday’s incident. It has donated $600 to a children’s cancer charity from the profits.
The franchise owner, Cory Hill, says he’s gone through 125 pounds of macaroni and cheese this week, compared to the normal 20 pounds.
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