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To help freshman residents easily find our dining locations on campus while promoting sustainability, we give them reusable mugs with a campus map design that highlights our dining locations.
09-03-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We’ve put on an all-day event called PigStock, which features pork and bacon dishes, live music and prizes.
08-28-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We started a marketing campaign called Team Nutrition. We wanted to increase our participation but, more important, to reduce the amount of healthy items that kids were throwing away.
08-23-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We make our own gelato. Recently we started inviting staff to sign up to make the gelato for a day.
08-20-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Everyone needs to evaluate new products to bring in or add to their facility. Let those companies earn their spot not just on value but also on resident approval.
08-15-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We added prepackaged hot breakfast sandwiches. This added 150 more transactions per day in our retail outlets.
08-12-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We work hard on improving our customer service to our residents. We have a question of the day that the diet aides can ask the residents. This encourages more interaction with the residents and they...
08-06-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Everyone is talking about how hospital foodservice operations will be affected by the Affordable Care Act, but no one is talking about how LTC facilities will be involved.
08-01-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We do a Behind the Lunch Counter tour for parents. We invite them to go behind the scenes, to help take the mystery out of what happens behind the counter to create their students’ meals.
07-29-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Leverage the strength of other dining services’ operations by creating a dining event around them. Invite chefs from other locations into your facility to prepare their operations'...