Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
First place
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FSD Content Director Abbey Lewis ponders learning from her mistakes, and the value of being first.

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.

College Dining
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Foodservice operators are offering fervent studiers a reprieve—and a bit of brain food.

Romaine Lettuce Concerns
FSDs across segments are swapping in spinach and other greens, while some are brainstorming ways to address the growing frequency of romaine safety concerns.
holiday flatware

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to-go food
Conceived by college students as part of a worldwide competition, the new initiative uses enterprise to tackle food insecurity.
woolsey fire california fire
Noncommercial operators across California are opening up their doors to house and feed those impacted by the blaze.
thanksgiving

As diners across America gear up to give thanks, colleges are finding unique ways to celebrate the holiday and serve a festive meal to students staying on campus over the...

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

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