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Snap a pic: Have students use smartphones to document preferences

One operation started a 50-member vegan team in response to students expressing the need for more vegan options.


5 engaging dining events in February

Operators have come up with a variety of unique events to keep diners entertained this month.

The latest marketing tactics include viral video mimicry and student-friendly mascots.

Aramark is serving up Minnesota specialties along with Patriots’ and Eagles’ tribute food.

Operators are inviting their communities to celebrate the holidays with these themed dishes and activities.  

Streaming video keeps the chatter going. To capture customers’ attention for a longer period of time, restaurant brands are trying some outside-the-box ideas with Facebook’s live video tool.

Two kinds of burgers and upcycling make the list! Frose, sushi burgers and single-item restaurants are hot topics as of late. Here’s what’s trending now.

Here's how to get a pop-up concept off the ground. Pop-ups—temporary concepts that pop into diners’ lives and then disappear just as quickly—have been trending in the restaurant industry for years.

Shaler Area School District started inviting chefs and FSDs from other districts to come prepare lunch. Through featuring different chefs and chef-inspired meals, the students have been looking forward to coming into the cafeteria.

A simple idea led to program exposure and growth. Here are three ways Atanasio and his team created marketable programming that fosters community engagement through branded products.