Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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Meeting the dining demands of a growing and underserved Hindu and Muslim student population.
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Digital dining is making the First Stop restaurant the “cool” place to eat at Miami University of Ohio, thanks to the marriage of new student ID cards with Google Nexus tablets.
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Sales and satisfaction figures declined as Millennial students bypassed the Northside Café at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) on their way to other campus venues.
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Students at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colo., have the opportunity to experience haute cuisine—if they can get there before time runs out, that is.
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In an outdoor event this past spring, the dining services team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in Pasadena, paid homage to the classic cartoon, “The Flintstones,” in a...
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Students, staff and community members at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), in Melbourne, won’t need a passport to experience the flavors of the world—they can just attend one of the...
You may have mastered millennials and possibly even Gen Z, but if you want to really ensure your business success, start hanging out in preschools.
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From advances in technology to sustainability and an explosion in food knowledge, consumers in each generation are looking for different menus and service styles in their dining experiences—and non-...
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The lines are blurring at Binghamton University, in New York. What used to require standing in line with other students at the campus’s MarketPlace dining center will now simply require the click of...
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In order to add a signature spin to its menu, the team at Compass Group-managed Microsoft Dining, in Redmond, Wash., has brought home the bacon—its own bacon, that is.

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