Mike’s Buzz http://food-management.com/blog/20081/feed en No Free Lunch... http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Hmmmm&hellip;</p> <p>A number of stories from around the country about schools bailing on the National School Lunch Program have recently come to our attention at Food Management. The rationale typically involves the costs of compliance with federal school meal mandates, costs that are thought to outweigh the benefits of the cash that comes with NSLP participation (the stories have focused on lunch but obviously these arguments go for other federal school meal programs as well).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch#comments K-12 Schools Opinions Mike’s Buzz Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:24:00 +0000 36011 at http://food-management.com Is This the Future of Burger Flipping? http://food-management.com/blog/future-burger-flipping <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Automation has already claimed a lot of jobs and may soon claim more, especially in the foodservice industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/future-burger-flipping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/future-burger-flipping#comments Opinions Private Mike’s Buzz Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:40:00 +0000 32651 at http://food-management.com Goldman Sachs Realigns the Lunch Hour http://food-management.com/blog/goldman-sachs-realigns-lunch-hour <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>CNBC reports that the discount policy at Goldman Sachs to thin out the lunch rush has some interesting cultural implications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/goldman-sachs-realigns-lunch-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/goldman-sachs-realigns-lunch-hour#comments Opinions Private Mike’s Buzz Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:35:00 +0000 31181 at http://food-management.com To Nag or Not to Nag, That Is the Question (and Here May Be the Answer...) http://food-management.com/blog/nag-or-not-nag-question-and-here-may-be-answer <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>An interesting conclusion from a New England Journal of Medicine study about the effectiveness of intervention to make lifestyle changes among diabetics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/nag-or-not-nag-question-and-here-may-be-answer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/nag-or-not-nag-question-and-here-may-be-answer#comments Opinions Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:14:00 +0000 28811 at http://food-management.com Beach Read Recommendation http://food-management.com/blog/beach-read-recommendation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here's a murder mystery from the 1930s with both a good story and a culinary angle—plus classic recipes from the time!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/beach-read-recommendation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/beach-read-recommendation#comments Opinions Private Mike’s Buzz Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:26:00 +0000 28351 at http://food-management.com Meat vs. Meatless on Capitol Hill http://food-management.com/blog/meat-vs-meatless-capitol-hill <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Meatless Monday was tried once at the Capitol Hill cafeteria and it looks like it ain't coming back.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/meat-vs-meatless-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/meat-vs-meatless-capitol-hill#comments Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:27:00 +0000 28031 at http://food-management.com Do Teens "Eat Fresh" at Subway? http://food-management.com/blog/do-teens-eat-fresh-subway <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A study of teen eating habits at McDonald's and Subway draws some might broad conclusions from some mighty slim statistical variances.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/do-teens-eat-fresh-subway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/do-teens-eat-fresh-subway#comments Opinions Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 13 May 2013 14:33:00 +0000 26771 at http://food-management.com The Hazards of Social Media Engagement http://food-management.com/blog/hazards-social-media-engagement <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As one university dining department discovered, engaging with young customers on social media can prove irresistible to would-be comics and hackers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/hazards-social-media-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/hazards-social-media-engagement#comments Opinions Mike’s Buzz Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:53:00 +0000 26221 at http://food-management.com Don't Believe Everything You Read... http://food-management.com/blog/dont-believe-everything-you-read <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>University study suggests obesity surveys can be skewed by self-reporting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/dont-believe-everything-you-read" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/dont-believe-everything-you-read#comments Opinions Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:19:00 +0000 25961 at http://food-management.com Crisis Management in a Social Media World http://food-management.com/blog/crisis-management-social-media-world <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> Dining Services at the University of South Florida responded quickly to what is an increasingly pervasive issue for campus dining departments: <a href="http://www.usforacle.com/usf-dining-responds-to-student-complaints-1.2819166#.UVBfD6V8O5R" target="_blank">a Facebook post</a> allegedly showing a photo of an undercooked (in fact, nearly raw) piece of chicken supposedly served in one of its dining halls.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/crisis-management-social-media-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/crisis-management-social-media-world#comments Opinions Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 25521 at http://food-management.com Big Fish Story http://food-management.com/blog/big-fish-story <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> Some news reports simply don&#39;t make sense, at least to me. One recent one, <a href="http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/05/16367416-japan-bluefin-tuna-sells-for-record-176-million?lite" target="_blank">reported by the Associated Press</a>, indicated that a 489-lb. bluefin tuna recently sold for 155.4 million yen in Japan, which is about $1.7 million here, according to the article.</p> <p> Let&#39;s do the math.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/big-fish-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/big-fish-story#comments Opinions Mike’s Buzz Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:24:00 +0000 23411 at http://food-management.com Pro (Good) Choice http://food-management.com/blog/pro-good-choice <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is a prohibition against bad choices consistent with liberty?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/pro-good-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/pro-good-choice#comments Opinions Mike’s Buzz Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:47:00 +0000 20241 at http://food-management.com A Fat Lot of Good? http://food-management.com/blog/fat-lot-good <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> &quot;Is Sugar Toxic?&quot; That was the provocative title of <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57481946/is-sugar-toxic/" target="_blank">an article</a> on the CBS News website a while back. The article was part of an ongoing meme in the popular press debating the merits of sugar. It&#39;s sort of an outgrowth of the debate over sweeteners like High Fructose Corn Syrup, which has been fingered as a prime culprit in the national obesity epidemic. Now it seems, its more traditional cousin, plain old sugar, is being caught in the guilt by association net as well.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/fat-lot-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/fat-lot-good#comments Opinions Mike’s Buzz Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:06:00 +0000 18851 at http://food-management.com The Price Is Right—But Just for You... http://food-management.com/blog/price-right-just-you <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Increasingly sophisticated marketing technology targets consumers through their behavior histories</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/price-right-just-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/price-right-just-you#comments Opinions Mike’s Buzz Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:26:00 +0000 18641 at http://food-management.com What's the Matter, Chicken? http://food-management.com/blog/whats-matter-chicken <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Did you know that the recent dustup over Chick-fil-A in the broader culture had its preview in the onsite world of college foodservice?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/whats-matter-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/whats-matter-chicken#comments Opinions Mike’s Buzz Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:59:00 +0000 18311 at http://food-management.com