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SG revamps Bull's Country, expands student discounts at local businesses

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I remember when those stickers were all over the area up here. Glad they're bringing it back ....

 

SG revamps Bull's Country, expands student discounts at local businesses

By Alyssa Stewart, STAFF WRITER
On April 11, 2018
 
 

With the relaunch of Bull’s Country, there will be 26 restaurants that will grant USF students discounts on food items. 

Student Government (SG) reinvented Bull’s Country, a program in which local businesses offer USF students discounts. The relaunch is aimed at people who are searching for healthy options, looking for a meal to bring one close to home or trying to subside a craving.

During the first week of May, a banner in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) will announce the full list of restaurants who will be a part of Bulls Country. Depending on the partnered restaurant, discounts will be 10 or 15 percent off specific days of the week. 

Between the fluctuation of previous administrations, Bull’s Country was not a high priority. This year, student body president and vice president, Moneer Kheireddine and Shaquille Kent, and director of partnerships, Sierra Francis, decided it was an appropriate initiative to take on to redesign a broader approach by implementing healthier options and restaurants with nutritional value since previous options that provided discounts were mostly pizza and fast food joints.  

Some of the franchise partnerships are Jason’s Deli, Jimmy John’s, Perkins and Which Wich, but most of the restaurants consist of local businesses and culture-based cuisines because it was an important component in the relaunch of Bull’s Country according to Francis.

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Wasn't the original Bulls Country initiative to get greater business support of USF throughout the area, not a dining discount?

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1 hour ago, Brad said:

Wasn't the original Bulls Country initiative to get greater business support of USF throughout the area, not a dining discount?

Both, maybe? ..... Just know it was cool seeing the "Bulls Country" decal on a lot of establishments.

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On 4/14/2018 at 11:14 AM, Triple B said:

Both, maybe? ..... Just know it was cool seeing the "Bulls Country" decal on a lot of establishments.

The name is the same but this has a different purpose from the earlier version. 

Earlier version was to create a USF "village" in the area surrounding campus, to create school spirit in business where USF students and staff shop the most. 

This version is an SG wanting to benefit students by encouraging local businesses to give a USF discount in exchange for SG promoting that fact. 

Both a good ideas, but they are not the same thing. (I work in SG now, and worked in Athletics during the last version where Bob Fiallo ran Bulls Country). 

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Anything that works to get a better local connection with the area is a win. The disconnect between Tampa Bay and its local, public (preeminent) university is astounding.

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