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‘Last Drop’ Brings Retro Back to Life

Coffee shops on college campuses are now a well-known entity. The aesthetics are usually of the Starbucks-inspired variety—warm colors, comfy seating and dim lighting. Not the case with 12,700-student Vanderbilt University’s year-old Last Drop

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Hidden Gem

Tucked away inside a bustling campus building at 11,300-student Washington University in St. Louis is an intimate 50-seat restaurant called Ibby’s, the newest addition to Bon Appétit’s dining program at the university.

Food trucks and late-night dining are two of the hottest trends on college campuses. At 2,400-student Rhode Island School of Design a mobile food truck, named Rosie, satisfies both trends.

As part of a university initiative to expand the north part of campus, Yale Dining opened a new coffee shop, the KBT Café, in that section of campus this fall. To set the café apart, Thomas Tucker, director of retail development and operatio

There is no doubt that snacking is on the rise. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, during the last 30 years, the number of snacks consumed by the average American has doubled. As FoodService Director talked with operators about the snacking

Whitsons Culinary Group, an Islandia, N.Y.-based foodservice management company, has built its business on contracting with schools, colleges and corporations to manage their foodservice programs. But recently the company got into the retail business with

As part of a new contract with Morrison Management Specialists, 428-bed Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has renovated a café into a franchise Au Bon Pain location.

Luby’s Culinary Services has partnered with the marketing staff at the new 48-bed West Campus-Texas Children’s Hospital to create a kid-friendly foodservice program. According to Todd Coutee, senior vice president of operations for Luby’

Retail operations make up a significant portion of the foodservice business on many college campuses. Three veteran foodservice directors offer advice on how to make retail more profitable. As colleg...

Sweet Briar Roast and an updated look are features of the new Daisy Café.

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