grab and go

Design

A caravan of food trucks

Food trucks are becoming almost ubiquitous on college campuses. Each year more universities get in on this new revenue stream, and some campuses with trucks are adding another to the mix. The designs and menus often reflect the culture of the university,

Operations

The Big Idea 2013: Grab-N-Go

We decided to do a two-week trial last October of a grab-and-go program, named Grab-N-Go. It was very informal. We had comment cards out asking students whether they felt this had a negative or positive effect on their schedules. Over the years, we had he

Food trucks, we’ve seen, are all the rage on college campuses. Even smaller campuses, such as Princeton University in New Jersey, are finding uses for food trucks—in Princeton’s case, as a mobile concessions stand for sporting events and as a portable kitchen for catering gigs.

At the 36,000-student University of North Texas, in Denton, the guiding principle of the foodservice program is simple: “Everyone eats, so everyone counts.” For Executive Director Bill McNeace and his team, that means making sure that there is

Prepackaged meals are key to breakfast success, according to the 2012 Survey of School Breakfast Programs conducted by the got breakfast Foundation.

According to FoodService Director's 2011 Portability Study, more operators are offering portable meal items than in previous years. In addition, an average of 22% of all foodservice revenue comes from these grab-and-go items.

Two diverse institutions, one common result: Grab and go is increasing in volume.   Gritman Medical Center, in Moscow, Idaho, and Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland couldn’t be mo...

Grab-and-go is an increasingly popular foodservice option in many foodservice sectors as customers seek more convenience to ease their busy lifestyles. This month, along with our 2010 Portability Study, we present the stories of six operators who for different reasons are seeing growth in their take-away business.

In 1981, Psychologist David Elkind coined the term “hurried child” for kids who were being pushed too far and too fast by their parents to succeed in life. It became synonymous for a lifestyle in which kids were never relaxed and never at rest.

Portability, or grab and go, is on the rise, with many customers choosing to take away nontraditional to-go items, like made-to-order dishes, according to FoodService Director's 2008 Portability Study.

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