Chartwells has been known for not many good things. Students argue that along with the lack of selection and high prices in the union, Chartwells has to cater things instead of a different company. For example, if there was a banquet in the Washburn A/B room and whoever was holding the banquet wanted Hog Wild to cater it, Chartwells would not allow it. Whatever is catered on campus, comes from chartwells.
On top of a catering issue, a domino effect takes place as soon as you select which meal plan you want. If you select the highest meal plan while living in the Living Learning Center, you basically need to eat two and a half meals there everyday in order to get down to the price you need at the end of the semester because after the second semester the money does not carry over. With having to eat multiple meals there everyday, you begin to become sick-and-tired of the lack of selection choices. Sandwiches are only good so many times and greasy food and pasta are not something to have every day.
At the end of the day, an argument could be made that Chartwells is really screwing over students from the moment you click on the meal plan that you want.