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Safety in the era of the school shooting
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Offer scratch card deals to boost sales
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Healthy Recipe Revamp
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Revenue & Promotions
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...
April 24, 2014
We like for our staff members to dine within our facility instead of patronizing businesses outside. So what we do is create the element of surprise and anticipation. We do this by not making our...
April 7, 2014
We are constantly looking for ways to improve the dining experience on a limited budget. For three or four years, I wanted to paint a mural on the wall of our cafeteria space, but budgets didn’t...
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