FoodService Director

FoodService Director is working to track the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the foodservice industry. Please check back often for the newest updates.


5 silver linings from this week: May 22 edition

After weeks of ensuring local residents stay fed, noncommercial operators are now receiving tokens of appreciation from those around them.


10 stats that reflect the state of foodservice amid COVID-19

As signs of recovery start to emerge, so does a clearer picture of the virus’ toll on the foodservice business.

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8 restaurant innovations to watch

These ideas gaining ground on the commercial side before the coronavirus hit may be central to spurring sales once the foodservice world adjusts to a new normal.


Recipe report: Bowls rule

Many cooks are currently relying on pantry staples, hardy fresh produce and leftover cooked proteins to build meals. Bowls are the answer. They serve as a creative and convenient platform for tossing together flavorful ingredients into appealing meals, as these five recipes demonstrate.


Bill introduced to expand restaurant access to SNAP recipients

The bill would allow all SNAP recipients to use their benefits at participating restaurants during emergencies such as COVID-19.

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Over two-thirds of respondents anticipate a loss for their programs this school year.

COVID-19 has forced operators to focus on meals to go.

As foodservice operations go contact-free to reduce the spread of coronavirus, here’s a look at two cashierless concepts that were seeing success before the pandemic hit.

The noncongregate feeding waiver, meal times waiver and parent pickup waiver have all been extended to the end of August.

Operators continue to make sure those in their communities stay happy and fed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The dining director helped install wooden planters in the community’s courtyard.

Grabbing breakfast to go on the way to work or school has gone by the wayside with more Americans sheltering in place and working remotely. Breakfast at home is now the norm, and that bowl of packaged cereal or slice of buttered toast can get monotonous day after day. These five easy recipes will perk up the morning meal without a lot of effort.

If passed, the Heroes Act would provide $3 billion in emergency funding.