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empanada fork

An empanada ‘fork’ seems like a tool that would lay in a back drawer—except when the Latin American-style turnovers are on the menu. But, it’s a kitchen MVP.

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To accommodate our customers who are on a low-carb diet, we now offer sandwiches and burgers without the bun or bread at a reduced price.

We changed how we record temperatures of our hot and cold items by moving our logs to highly visible locations.

We use a juice machine to juice vegetable trim waste.

Susan Santos, assistant director at Penn State University in University Park, Pa., won the Steal This Idea contest held at MenuDirections 2015 in Memphis, Tenn., last month.

We save our coffee grounds in 5-gallon buckets.

Nurses are using the term “snack-u-check” to remind them to take a snack to patients when they do their blood sugar checks. ...

We invited four different departments, one per week, to prepare a dinner for the school community.

Due to an overwhelming volume of patients and families in our emergency department (ED), we created a snack cart.

Each month we allow the hourly employee with the best attendance record to trade places with a manager for one day.