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salad bar

DIY instructions

We are creating recipe cards to display on our salad and sandwich bars to give customers ideas about salads and sandwiches they can assemble themselves.

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Gluten-free in house

Recent renovations to our Central Food Facility have allowed us to design a gluten-free kitchen and create our own specially formulated gluten-free flour.

Change up service items

The amount of time children have to eat lunch is a challenge when it comes to having to take x amount of fruits and vegetables and actually have time to eat them. ...

Ask your customers

We use SurveyMonkey for customer research. You can find out what your customers like and don’t like about your menus and what they would like to see.

Bonding through a cookbook

For the past 21 years, we have provided packets of popular recipes to students, faculty, staff and alumni at their request. But about three years ago, we decided to compile the most popular recipes...

Care packages

Last fall we started Racer Care Packages, which parents can purchase online for their students.

Suggestive selling

Train your staff in the art of suggestive selling. All staff should know how to suggest menu add-ons with a smile. 

An app for that

We have developed an app for smartphones that allows customers and staff to call up the daily café menus. 

Show and tell

Contact your primary food vendor(s) and ask them to show and tell their brokers’ entire line of no-salt spices and seasonings.

Celebrate outside activities

We sponsor outside recreational sports teams for employees, like softball and kickball, that include T-shirts for the teams. 

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