Foodservice Issues

Spotlights the challenges and opportunities that impact the application of foodservice equipment and supplies in the real world including green and energy efficiency concerns, foodservice equipment concerns, the impact of technology on foodservice, and the state of the foodservice economy.

What Integrated Project Delivery Means for the Foodservice Industry

With the principles of lean design and construction catching on in foodservice design, designers and kitchen equipment contractors need to work more efficiently with architects and other members of the project team. One approach that is growing in popularity is integrated project delivery.

Flooding Could Mean Problems for Outdoor Walk-ins

Enough rain fell on Texas last month to cover the entire state — all 269,000 square miles of it — in eight inches of water.

Two Huge Places For Contamination and How to Stop It

Ice machines and commercial soft-serve machines must be carefully maintained to ensure the safety of patrons.

Creativity is the Cure for Healthcare Foodservice

Healthcare foodservice providers must dig deep into their creative wells as the wild healthcare ride becomes more tumultuous with demands for cost containment and quality improvements.

Innovative by Design: Case Studies in Healthcare Foodservice

Today's innovative healthcare foodservice providers tend to be masters of multiple disciplines. Their business models often range from retail to catering to patient foodservice, with a few grab-and-go options tossed in for good measure.

Infinity Retail Café Renovation and Expansion at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha in Kenosha, Wis.

A small linear retail location barely met the needs of visitors and staff at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha for many years. But an ever-expanding outpatient population paired with the hospital's expansion to 73 inpatient beds eventually rendered the existing space insufficient.

Rehab Kitchens at Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services in Wilmington, Ohio

As the U.S. population ages, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. A key component at these CCRCs is foodservice, which also continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of the burgeoning segment.

Stevie Ray’s Pizza at The Korner Café at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C.

Elevating pizza to a new level of popularity at Rex Healthcare took a lot of work, but the end result continues to exceed expectations.

Taking on Room Service at Syosset Hospital in Long Island, N.Y.

A rapidly evolving healthcare environment has led to a number of organizations aligning with one another. This can impact the population these healthcare foodservice operators need to serve as well as how they provide food and nutrition services. Such was the case with the 72-bed Syosset Hospital when it took on a 32-bed orthopedic program from another hospital in February of 2014.

Technology at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco, Calif.

This has been quite the year for Dan Henroid, MS, RD, director of Nutrition and Food Services (NFS), and sustainability officer for UCSF Medical Center, and his staff. They've had a major operational expansion and made gargantuan adjustments to their services.

The New Fast-Casual Chef: Moving From Full Service to Limited Service

The continuing popularity of fast-casual concepts keeps drawing the attention of some of the fine-dining segment’s biggest names. But designing and equipping a fast-casual restaurant can differ greatly from developing a fine-dining concept, as one design consultant and chef point out.

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