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May 2014 Emerging Trends

This month: USC's burrito vending machine, top 10 dessert trends for 2014 and pizza's brave new world.

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Colorado school district to consider food truck for school lunches

The Boulder Valley School District is poised to jump on the food truck trend, thanks to a $75,000 donation from Whole Foods.

Students at 2,700-student Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania are enjoying healthier foods on the go—even late night—thanks to a new campus food truck.

Seventy percent of operators offer grab and go as part of their programs, and of those, 79% said they have created their own brands for these items.

Giving employees access to foodservice when your cafeteria is closed has long been a challenge for foodservice operators, particularly in hospitals, where there are employees working around the clock. Vending is always an option, but it usually is not per

If you judge by the news—this magazine included—food trucks have become the hot accessory for college and university dining departments. 

Most university foodservice directors, especially those at large state schools, know how valuable convenience stores can be for their departments.

Imagine if you could add a new revenue stream with minimal investment and boost customer satisfaction. It’s not too good to be true—meal delivery programs are providing operators around the country with exactly that. We talked to four operator

This month: 524 schools that have dropped out of the National School Lunch Program, opportunist eaters, the cost of children's food allergies in the United States and more.

When it comes to promoting the morning meal, creative solutions can be found in large revamps or small strategies. This month FSD talked with six operators to find out what they’ve done to sell breakfast. 

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