Operators are increasingly using sauces as a means to differentiate, customize and let customers control what they eat. There’s the added advantage of exponentially increasing what’s offered without...
04-15-2016 Menu Development
To control food costs and meet consumer demand for healthier options, some FSDs are menuing plant-based protein alternatives and cutting back on beef.
The partitioned, compostable cups that hold breakfast yogurt parfaits sparked healthy grab-and-go ideas throughout the day at University of Texas at Austin.
Making room on your bookshelf can pay off when it comes to menu inspiration. Here, FSDs share the books that elevated their menuing to the next level.
Snacking now represents 50 percent of all food and beverage occasions, according to a report on consumer eating behavior from the Hartman Group.
03-21-2016 Menu Development
The humble chicken sandwich is getting an upgrade in restaurants of all stripes. Here are some of the revisions that could cross the road to noncommercial establishments.
03-15-2016 Menu Development
Researcher Technomic tracks menus from 150 schools in the top 50 school districts. Here are the items that are holding their ground in K–12 foodservice.
A part of FoodService Director's "The Besties," these are the best menu ideas submitted by operators borrow from restaurants, local ingredients and more...
Here’s what a resident millennial singer who moved into a retirement community had to say about how college and senior living dining segments compare.
03-02-2016 Menu Development
Noncommercial foodservice honored its best this week at MenuDirections, Foodservice Director’s annual conference on culinary trends. Here's a recap...
The gig economy, also known as the shared or on-demand economy, leverages app-based technologies to match independent workers and customers.
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Officials say Benjamin E. Mays High is the only school in its district with a greenhouse that uses hydroponics and aquaponics to grow vegetables and herbs year-round.
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Foodservice directors use summer “break” to plan menus, secure funding and do work on their facilities—but there isn’t always work for their staff.
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