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food truck auburn
Meeting the dining demands of a growing and underserved Hindu and Muslim student population.
tablet ordering digital dining
Digital dining is making the First Stop restaurant the “cool” place to eat at Miami University of Ohio, thanks to the marriage of new student ID cards with Google Nexus tablets.
The Denny’s family restaurant chain plans to expand its presence on college campuses by opening more units of a fast-casual variation called The Den, patterned after the outlet that opened at the...
Foodservice contractor Aramark is considering the adoption of Apple’s iPhone payment system as a way for stadium customers buying food and beverages at their seats to pay for the purchase, president...
uiuc ramen
Operators are taking this Asian noodle soup, once the packaged stuff of college dorms, to new heights.
watermellon pizza
Provo City School District, in Utah, has implemented a yearly theme program with days devoted to nutrition and physical activity, which builds excitement among students and staff and gets kids...
kitchen chef bread
I am looking into using more technology. I’m working on doing a continual live feed from the central kitchen.
secret suppers dish
Students at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colo., have the opportunity to experience haute cuisine—if they can get there before time runs out, that is.

One day in May many years ago, I was one of a group of panelists talking about trends in non-commercial foodservice at the Foodservice Consultants Society International’s annual meeting in Chicago during the National Restaurant Show.

breakfast cereal
We held a blind, March Madness-style event dubbed Serial Cereal Series to figure out if we were serving the right cereals.

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