Greens are growing—right in the dining hall
Through a partnership with a tech startup, Aramark is placing hydroponic units in university dining halls.
Merritt 7 reopens, with tech-driven changes to its onsite dining
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...
ZeroCater offers a targeted, flexible online meal service platform for businesses
Company’s CloudCafe provides a “virtual cafeteria” for employee dining while the FoodIQ preference analysis tool allows menus to accommodate individual preferences.
Automated pickup pods boost sales for Fresh Ideas Food Service
Fresh Ideas Food Service Management
A mid-semester experiment saw a 1,000% increase in mobile orders once the pod pickup option was introduced at Westminster College; later, the units helped bridge renovation-related obstacles at a dining venue at Maryville University.
Compass/EAT Club deal brings synergies in technology, operational platforms and geographic reach to the combined organization
Compass Group’s deal for “virtual cafeteria” firm EAT Club shows how the largest contract foodservice firm in the country is positioning itself for the emerging post-COVID workplace dining world.
How NYU’s chef is connecting with students digitally
One On One With: Johns Hopkins Health System experiments with remote-order strategies
Sodexo acquires Nourish Inc., expands with Good Eating Co., attempts to help B&I dining stay relevant in ‘work-from-anywhere’ world
Increased efficiencies and centralized commissaries are in line with changes that had been sweeping B&I dining operations even before a huge percentage of office workers started to work from home due to the pandemic. Sodexo President of Corporate Services Mike Gillespie offers answers to the question: What does coming back to the office look like?
UCSF Health launches mobile order, delivery services
Starting with GrubHub-based remote ordering from three small retail locations this summer, UCSFH extended it to two main cafes and also launched an experimental destination delivery program this fall.
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