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Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.

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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. ...

On Friday, when we break down our salad bar, we freeze 75 percent of the items for use in soups and other dishes.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we had an Iron Chef competition for all the female chefs at the account.

I developed a program for undergraduate nutrition students called Dining Diplomats.

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