marketing

Operations

Sparty's: Michigan State's rebranded convenience stores

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

Operations

Marketing healthful menu items

Eight out of 10 operators market their healthful menu items, according to The Big Picture.

As a team we decided we wanted a way to pull our residents into dining, to show them what really happens in the kitchen. We wanted them to become part of the process more and to see exactly what goes into putting out each meal. So we started a resident ch

Signature restaurant dishes in the comfort of your own cafeteria? Yes, please. The employees at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), in Stamford, Conn., got that chance last month as part of the first of a monthly program that will bring in locally owned Stamfor

When it comes to marketing, operators go online, according to The Big Picture. Website and emails/enewsletters were the top two tools that operators use to market their foodservice programs.

Fifty-one percent of LTC/senior living facilities do not market their healthy menu items.

Be it a trip to Oz or the round table, themed events at college and universities always bring the fun for students and staff. Though these events often require a lot of work, they also allow for the dining services staff to pull out all the stops in imple

When the USDA and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) created their respective “healthy plate” icons to replace the traditional food pyramid recommendations, operators had to take note if they were going to offer customers information o

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's time to offer college students something special. To help prevent holiday party fatigue, we asked several operators for their best photos from their department's special holiday events in th

It’s a tough time financially right now for many, both in their personal and professional lives. Companies are always on the lookout for moneymaking endeavors. Never shy from offering an opinion, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has offered to pay the Cleveland school district to place ads on its lunch trays. The district currently has a $13 million budget gap, according to the NPR. PETA send a similar letter to Tuscan school district.

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