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Operations

2008 Compensation Study

Salaries continue to rise, but the average salary for men increased at a larger percentage rate than women, according to FSD's 2008 Compensation Study.

Operations

2008 Portability Study: Portability rules

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.

By the numbers, portability continues to be a driving force in noncommercial foodservice—and operators’ actions back the statistics. Read the results of FoodService Director's 2007 Portability Study and see how the statistics play out in cafeterias and retail operations.

Trans fat, ethnic, organic and local are the hot buttons for operators, but much work remains, according to the FSD's 2007 Menu Development study.

Average salaries decreased during 2007, and the majority of operators expected to be in the their current roles in 2012, according to FSD's 2007 Compensation Study.

Salaries increased 1.9% for FSDs last year. Did yours? According to FSD's annual Compensation Study, salaries rose just 1.9% last year across the board. But not many in the business think they'll be in their current position five years from now.

Most non-commercial operators provide customers with a variety of portable meal options. For some, grab-and-go is, or is becoming, a way of life, according to FSD's 2006 Portability Study.

Convenience stores take on new life on college and university campuses, especially when meeting students’ demands for prepared meals.

Students at the University of North Colorado, in Greeley, started clamoring for lunches-to-go in the early 1990s, just as the trend for portable meals started to heat up.

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