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coffee beans bag
[New concept Connecting Grounds] is Ohio State University's first coffee shop where they serve 100-percent direct-trade coffee from farmers they've met...
food ingredients map
“We work with local producers to source meats, seafood, produce and even canola oil, and then call out the locations on a map to tell the story to guests.” 
jams shelf display
Thumbtack preserves jams, jellies and pickles, and hasa ton of cookbooks, so it's building a unit in the main office work area that can display a lot...
colored tongs
Virginia Commonwealth University uses Meet @ Balance: a colored tongs system at an all-you-care-to-eat salad bar. The tongs help advise healthfulness.
cherry tomatoes
Nick Mercogliano turns plastic lids from takeout containers inside-out, places cherry tomatoes in between two lids, then draws a knife across the rows.
tupperware reusable container
Eighty percent of Northwest Community Hospital's customers are our employees, so asking them to participate in the reusable-container program was easy...
edamame food samples
Each fall, the University of Oklahoma hosts a food-sampling event called Tasty Tweets to introduce freshmen to dining concepts.
muffin tin
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital only needs three or four servings of meatloaf, so instead of making a large loaf, they place the meatloaf mix into muffin tins.
indian bowl rice chicken
Student employees from India approached a manager at Murray State University and said they would like to do a hot line of authentic Indian food for everyone.

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