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
A breakfast food truck
Recognize excellence outside your department
Tap business partners for events
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Zero-waste soups and stews
Veggie burgers go from frozen to fresh
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
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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