Pricier school lunches for overseas military kids are angering parents
High school cafeteria sees growth after leaving federal lunch program
Judge lets FSDs get confidential help from anti-union pros
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
How a trailer is boosting sales to high school students
School districts get creative to grow summer feeding programs
Cut food waste by incorporating excess ingredients
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Healthy beverages to beat the bottled-water blues
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
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
A healthcare FSD shares hopes for the future
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
How to increase speed of service
Using plant-based beverages in the kitchen
Enhanced water bubbles up on menus
Revenue & Promotions
Nov. 10, 2014
We held a blind, March Madness-style event dubbed Serial Cereal Series to figure out if we were serving the right cereals.
Nov. 7, 2014
We hired interns to support the promotion of meal plans and dining services throughout the year.
Oct. 27, 2014
Try it, you’ll like it
To help persuade residents to try a new menu item, we will sometimes add it as a third entrée option, like our Pork Pagoda (pictured).
Aug. 21, 2014
Credit for guest trays
We have increased revenue from guest trays to nearly $11,000 a month since we set up a system to allow patients and their visitors to buy trays using a credit card.
July 7, 2014
Find new revenue sources
In the elementary schools our participation has dropped the last few semesters due to the changing USDA regulations. In order to draw up more interest, as well as business, we not only sell second...
June 23, 2014
For a healthy and affordable meal option, we began offering a paleo menu in March. Each meal is served with a protein, two vegetable servings and a bottle of water or iced tea for $7.
June 19, 2014
World Cup celebration
Stillings Hall at the University of New Hampshire honored soccer’s World Cup 2014, which was held this month in Brazil, by featuring a dish at a dinner event from each of the 32 nations that...
June 11, 2014
Play off an acronym
Our 23 communities were each asked to develop a recipe item using our acronym, ACTS, in the name. A panel of eight staff members tried all the different entries and chose a winner: Apricot Cinnamon...
June 9, 2014
If your customers are not embracing new food trends such as healthier foods, then get them involved with projects like cooking demos and food tastings. It really works!
May 28, 2014
Step up delivery
Campus Pizza is our late-night pizza delivery option. We have a menu ranging from pizzas to grinders that students can order Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Students can pay with credit...
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