new concepts

Students at Staunton City Schools will be able to submit a written request for meals they cannot pay for.
coffee beans bag
[New concept Connecting Grounds] is Ohio State University's first coffee shop where they serve 100-percent direct-trade coffee from farmers they've met...
Noncommercial expects specialty coffee to grow in the next two years. Here's a roundup of examples of how operators are differentiating coffee programs...
Evolution in the restaurant industry means newer baby boomer retirees are bringing higher expectations with them to senior living facilities.
the lunch witch book
Deb Lucke provides a bit of levity for FSDs in her latest graphic novel, “The Lunch Witch,” which compares making potions to lunch ladies cooking.
petco cafe women eating puppy
Petco workers who don’t want to leave their pets behind at their workspace while they grab lunch can eat in an outdoor seating area adjacent to the cafe.
freshii interior
Through its  Project </Pioneer> campaign, Freshii is seeking ideas using call-to-action messages throughout the store from members of 1871 and entrepreneurs.
The Den
Here are six restaurant concepts and formats that crept onto our radar in 2015—and that noncommercial operators in all segments will want to scout for stealable ideas.
Last year’s dominant menu trends might sound familiar, as foodservice directors have been riding those currents for some time. But the emphasis shifted.
Penn State’s nutrition bar, located in the renovated Lasch Football building, serves up high-protein snacks.

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