Meet the 2021 Food Management Best Sandwiches winners
Big three results: Compass Group
The fall saw the industry’s “Big Three” contract firms report their fiscal 2021 results, and all three indicated a sharp uptick in business over the second half, which generally covered this year’s spring-fall period.
Foodservice operators expect labor and product shortages to continue
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Labor and product shortages have remained a problem, but operators are still in a better position than they were in 2020, according to the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s Foodservice Leadership Councils.
Staffing shortages plague university dining programs as fall terms begin
Riverside Health’s Antoinette Watkins wins IFMA Gold Plate
Outside influences: lessons from restaurants and food retail
In the foodservice industry, different markets can come up with innovations, ideas and initiatives that might apply more broadly. Here are some from the commercial and retail food worlds onsite operators might want to keep an eye on.
Cool tech solutions help solve labor, customer service problems
With pandemic-forced restrictions easing but labor and food costs rising, operators look for ways to be more cost-effective and customer-friendly. Technology is one prevalent answer and here are some cutting-edge developments.
FM announces 2021 Best Concept Award winners
Onsite learns how to go offsite
With schools needing to reach remote learners with meals, corporate dining looking to extend the amenity to at-home workers and other markets looking at serving off-premise customers, the onsite dining world is learning to grow beyond its traditional footprint.
Celebrating 16 Foodservices Heroes in the second year of the pandemic
We highlighted 16 Foodservices Heroes from among the 200-plus nominated by their organizations by readers as going above and beyond the call of duty over the past year.
2021 Top 50 Contract Management Companies
FM’s annual roundup of what’s going on among the largest contract players found—no surprise—that most had very bad years in 2020.
USDA extends Seamless Summer Option through June 2022 to support reopened schools this fall
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17 Superstar March menu items from basketball schools with spirit
A new spin on FM’s much-anticipated annual College Menu Playoffs had college and university food service teams get their campus pumped up (even at a distance) with MVP menu items.
Sodexo acquires Nourish Inc., expands with Good Eating Co., attempts to help B&I dining stay relevant in ‘work-from-anywhere’ world
13 leaders in onsite food service operations, selected by you
Building onsite foodservice business in a coronavirus world
Onsite dining partners with restaurants for mutual benefit
The coronavirus pandemic has extended the ways onsite food service programs work with external commercial foodservice operators.
How onsite dining workforces will have to adapt to a post-coronavirus world
Early in the year, we explored the changes wrought or accelerated by the pandemic in how foodservice is offered in businesses and institutions, with ongoing ramifications for its workers.
Making new service models work onsite food service operations
The coronavirus pandemic has forced onsite dining providers to adjust operations with new or modified service models and programs like grab and go, preorder and delivery in order to continue to provide quality foodservice while keeping customers and staff safe. Here’s a roundup of what they’ve been doing.
8 onsite food service directors on what they’re looking forward to in 2021