An internal Washington Times memo, obtained by FishbowlDC:
I am somewhat embarrassed to report that the shift to our new cafeteria vendor will in all probability be delayed until next Tuesday (the day after Labor Day), and conceivably could be a day or two after that. I could cite a litany of illnesses, insurance hang-ups, sudden differences over every jot and tittle, blah, blah, blah, but the bottom line is that the contract with the caterer is not the “done deal” that it appeared to be. Thus, both an announcement of the caterer and its moving into the cafeteria are premature. I hope it is a matter of a day, if not hours. I sincerely apologize.
Thus, as of this moment, please do not count on the cafeteria being open Friday. Brown-bag it, use vending machines, go out, or diet. I will of course let you know if there is any change. The new caterer is prepared to come in over the weekend and be running by Tuesday if (thereâ€™s always an if) we get the contract settled and signed before then. Again, my apology for this.