University launches tablets in dining halls
College to open crepe cafe on campus
University meal plans could be affected by soda tax
Overtime pay regulations—what’s next?
Northwestern University cooks up a customer-focuesd program
Strategies for smacking down stress
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
Tap business partners for events
Decentralize social media duties
Get systematic feedback from all guests
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Washington University explores American Indian cuisine
Zero-waste soups and stews
Savory yogurt is here to stay
50 Greatest Menu Hits
Creating Healthier Menus
Greatest Hits of the Season
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
Leisa Bryant: Winning by learning
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
Going gluten free without the labor
Campus dining halls go gluten-free
Natural energy drinks on the rise
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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