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ND club begins quesadilla sales

Emily Schrank | Tuesday, February 22, 2011

While many students looking for an inexpensive, late-night snack head to The Huddle for Midnight Dogs, they can now find another option in a rather unlikely place — the Knights of Columbus building on South Quad.

Sophomores Patrick Adams and Bobby Thompson, both officers in Notre Dame’s Knights of Columbus Council 1477, originally had the idea to sell quesadillas out of the building last year. After a lengthy approval process through the Student Activities Office (SAO), “Dollar Dillaz” will officially open for business Thursday night.

“We submitted an SAO request and it took a while to get the food permit,” Adams said. “But everything worked out.”

Adams said they have done trial runs just within the Council during the last two weeks and have received an overall positive response.

“Once we expand it to everyone else, we want it to catch on,” he said.

Thompson said he hopes the quesadilla sales will increase the visibility of the Knights of Columbus on campus.

“We want to make more use of the building for the community and for charity,” he said. “I think we come across as being relatively aloof or secluded, and we’re trying to break that exclusive image.”

While “Dollar Dillaz” currently features only cheese quesadillas, Thompson said he hopes to eventually expand to have a full Mexican menu.

“The only thing really lacking on campus is Mexican food,” he said. “Most people don’t want to drive to Taco Bell, so that was our motivation behind it.”

Adams said SAO only gave the Knights of Columbus approval to sell quesadillas one night during the week. After spring break, SAO will review the operation and consider expanding it, he said.

“Dollar Dillaz” will be open every Thursday night from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Proceeds from the Knights of Columbus quesadilla sales will be donated to charity.