construction and renovation


5 areas not to overlook during construction

Here are five renovation do’s and don’ts that will help operators avoid recurring mistakes, like the ones that happened at Purdue University.


New dining hall leans into ethnic offerings

DePauw University has debuted a tandoor oven and an agua fresca bar in its just-opened dining hall.

Looking to revamp? Consider some of these ideas from operations around the country. 

The eatery recently concluded a $591,000 revamp.

An Indiana high school has seen sales jump 20% for meals and 10% for a la carte items.

The eatery aims to serve as an extension of the exhibits.

Ultra-rapid growth can throw dining into chaos, raising questions about how to speed up service while maintaining quality, where and how to source ingredients.

Planning, designing, menuing and launching just one restaurant is no small feat—but at Western Michigan University’s new Valley Dining Center, nine microrestaurants will open for business this fall.

The cafeteria now has more open space and multiple food stations.

Western Michigan University’s recently opened dining hall takes action stations to a whole new level. 

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