Faced with constant requests for more vegetarian fare, the dining department at 36,000-student University of North Texas opened an all-vegan dining hall this fall. Ken Botts, special projects manager...
I was having a conversation with my youngest son the other night when he pointed out to me something about how time grows shorter as we age. He wasn't speaking in the literal sense, of course, but he noted, for example, that kids often talk about how long their summer is while adults remark how fast time flies by. His theory: Time moves faster for us older folks because we have more time periods with which to compare.
The NPD Group, a leading market research company, found in its recent National Eating Trends survey that members of the Millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, have significantly decreased their rate of dining out.
When it comes to “hot” cuisines, Thai is still “the one,” according to respondents in our 2011 Menu Survey. But Thai’s got competition from two other cultures, and some interesting cuisines were mentioned by operators.
As I write this, the final draft of FoodService Director’s 2011 editorial calendar is in the hands of our marketing and design team. It’s always a good feeling to get a project off my desk, and this one is particularly gratifying.