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Sept. 15, 2016
Partner with outside districts for grants
Muskegon Public Schools has two urban school districts, and partnered with two rural districts to broaden the lives we could affect with our Farm to School grant.
Aug. 15, 2016
Offer a hot dog cart when meal plans have ended
When meal plans end for summer, Cornell University's hot dog cart is open for the season. This eatery on wheels is open for lunch in the heart of campus...
Aug. 15, 2016
Get employees onboard with dining resources
Ball State Dining collaborates with the university’s human resources department and other wellness-related departments to provide a “wellness welcome packet.”
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.
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