FoodService Director is working to track the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the foodservice industry. See below for the latest updates, and to connect with other operators during this time, join the private Facebook group Coronavirus in the Food & Beverage Industry.


Coronavirus constraints drive innovation, engagement at Morrison Living

Initiatives the company launched during the pandemic will continue post COVID-19.


How 12 colleges are aiming to keep students safe this fall

Colleges are beginning to announce their plans for next semester as many prepare for a return to in-person classes.

Operators are relying on partnerships more than ever to make sure kids are still being fed as the pandemic rolls on.

With coronavirus rates spiking in many states and eateries being forced to close again, some city officials say they may reinstate stay-at-home orders.

The waiver, which allows schools across the country to continue serving free meals, has been extended through the summer.

As schools begin to announce their reopening strategies, foodservice teams are plotting how they’ll comply with mandates and keep diners safe.

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the SNA said these factors will be essential to keep school foodservice operations functioning in the fall.

New research suggests customers are relying on government officials to give them the go-ahead for dining out amid the pandemic.

During a time of unrest throughout the country, noncommercial operators and others looked to fill their communities with light.

The district says it has closed the sites “due to the evolving nature of activity across the city.”

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