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Steal This Idea
sandwich sub
At Bartolotta Restaurants' corporate operation in the Kohl’s headquarters, two kinds of sandwiches are available daily—an artisan version and a sub...
business card
Overlook Medical center gets new hires abridged business cards saying, “Hi, my name is so-and-so and I work in nutrition department,” to help with confidence.
phone bed call sick
Puyallup School District makes people call and directly talk to their boss or supervisor if they are reporting an absence for a shift. It is a conscious decision.
reusable coffee cup thermos
Ohio State University started a sustainable cup program called My Cup. Personalizing helps students invest in the program and actually use their cups.
trail mix
Penn State University added fueling stations in its units for its workers who need a snack. Snacks include trail mix, crackers, cookies and water.
student eating illustration
Capitalizing on the popularity of breakfast, the nutrition department at a Colorado school district offers a tasty opportunity to late risers.
orange illustration
A lot of families were hit hard from the recession, so we decided to become a summer feeding site. We later expanded our program year-round, funneling the operation out of our retail location.
nose taste buds tongue illustration
Beyond just teaching students about food and cooking in our demonstrations and events, we also teach them how to talk about taste and flavor.
millennials group
Batch hires seem to create cohesiveness. We hire 20, sometimes 40 people at a time. They go through a class together, and that’s where connections are made.

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