Judge lets FSDs get confidential help from anti-union pros
Traffic on the rise at C&U operations
Kennesaw State students learned they paid $2M for uneaten meals
What’s keeping C&U operators up at night?
An employee onboarding cheat sheet
Is it ever OK to serve expired food?
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
School districts get creative to grow summer feeding programs
Reduce waste with proper ordering, storage
Designing concepts that engage diners
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
How C&U menu and flavor trends are showing up at the College World Series
How FSDs can put health on the menu without a workout
6 takeaways from the CIA’s Menus of Change
Creating Healthier Menus
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
How FSD Kellie Piper empowers SAP Palo Alto
Gold Plate winner Rafi Taherian's secrets to success
Michael West: Saying 'yes' is the key to success
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
Using plant-based beverages in the kitchen
Enhanced water bubbles up on menus
Get the biggest bang for your buck with versatile ingredients
Revenue & Promotions
May 31, 2016
Highlight ingredients with super tables
ACTS Retirement Life Community does a superfood table once a month for items like chocolate. Each week the menu features a superfood item, like chocolate cake.
Jan. 11, 2016
Use social media to introduce new concepts
Each fall, the University of Oklahoma hosts a food-sampling event called Tasty Tweets to introduce freshmen to dining concepts.
Dec. 15, 2015
Turning trays increases visual appeal
We were seeing problems with food in our bakery case being wasted, so we decided to display the trays vertically instead of horizontally.
Dec. 15, 2015
Place food kiosks with convenience in mind
Whitefish School District decided to target students at its high school’s exits and set up a concessions kiosk that is also used during basketball games.
Oct. 19, 2015
Share revenue across stores
We partnered with the director of volunteers in our hospital gift shop and opened a gift-shop espresso bar. We provide one barista to make coffee drinks.
Sept. 1, 2015
Showcasing local chefs
Through Microsoft's Local Chef Series, Dining at Microsoft partners with local restaurant chefs and owners to bring culinary talent to the campus...
June 4, 2015
We took a station that was being used at lunch and dinner as a pasta bar or action station and repurposed it as a made-to-order omelet station during the morning.
May 11, 2015
Reduced carbs, reduced price
To accommodate our customers who are on a low-carb diet, we now offer sandwiches and burgers without the bun or bread at a reduced price.
Dec. 3, 2014
Talk about food
We just launched a Café Series, which is a demo and discussion forum about culinary topics.
Nov. 25, 2014
Summer culinary camp
Twenty children between the ages of 10 and 18 received two days of instruction and hands-on experience in the kitchen, then put their knowledge to the test cooking for family and friends.
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