Generating Revenue

Revenue-generating insights from fellow directors
chicken tenders
By limiting the supply of certain dishes, like Yale University did when it slashed chicken tenders, operators have created a demand—and also hype.
The school year is ending, but K-12 foodservice may feel the effects for some time to come.
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The director of DC Public Schools shares his tips for a meal program by the people, for the people.
A new ranking of fast-casual brands shows which are the biggest fan favorites and financial successes.
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Here are the states with the highest reported ratios of free and reduced-price school breakfast to lunch participation for the 2014-2015 school year.
Pests, pollen, weather, uneven ground and food safety risks are some of the issues that can make outdoor dining a challenge. But, the obstacles are worth overcoming.
The Yard’s foodservice folks (Belcampo, Anchor Brewing, Creperie Saint-Germain) talk about the unique challenges and victories of operating in, well, a yard.
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Public pushback is escalating over a less-publicized proposal in Congress that would make it harder for schools in high-poverty areas to offer free breakfast and lunch to all of their students.
FSDs take stock of how the demands of today’s diners are shaping the meal plan of the future, from data-syncing mobile technology to healthful discounts.
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The future is here when it comes to mobile and online payment apps for foodservice. Operators have some advice for making the jump to mobile payment.

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