Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

College and University Roundtable: Direct from the Directors

Much like the unique customer base it serves — indeed, because of it — the campus dining segment remains in a constant state of flux. Every new generation of students challenges college and university (C&U) foodservice leaders to find ways to pivot, shift and innovate to satisfy changing tastes and expectations. And, like other foodservice segments, its leaders must do more with less — less money, less labor and shorter time windows between refreshes, remodels and concept updates.

Today’s Gen Z Preferences

Gen Z represents a growing group of college- and pre-college-age consumers quickly surpassing even Millennials in terms of influence on restaurants.