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Foodservice rethinks the disposable coffee cup

A host of innovations are being tried to divert single-use hot-drink containers from landfills, from cup sharing to “clever cups” that can order and pay for a refill. Here’s a sampling.

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Harvard turns a breakfast station into a learning station

A how-to video gives students a quick cooking lesson with their morning meal.

A school district puts codes on business cards to make it easier for suppliers to send samples.

The robot will help its human co-workers cook chicken tenders and tater tots.

The system allows the company to track its eco-friendly programs and purchases.

Here are the top five methods.

Here’s how operators are accommodating guests' hunger for speed and ease of ordering. 

Crazy ideas—why not give them a chance? Operators go off the beaten path for FSD’s second annual celebration.

The University of Colorado's newest facility puts college dining on the leading edge. Innovative ideas for engaging the campus's 31,000-plus students are in full view.

The editors of FoodService Director and the foodservice pros at Technomic applied their expertise to identify seven forces that will steer the noncommercial industry in the next year.