Management Companies en Unidine Expands into 22nd State <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Deal with Penick Village adds North Carolina to fast-growing contract company's operating territory. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Unidine entered the North Carolina market for the first time with a contract to manage dining services for the Penick Village senior retirement community in Southern Pines. North Carolina becomes the 22nd state in which Unidine, one of the <a href="">fastest growing foodservice companies</a> in the country according to FM&#39;s <a href="">2015 Top 50 Contract Management Companies</a> listing, operates.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors Healthcare News & Trends Unidine Corporation Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:01:00 +0000 47291 at <p>Unidine held a reception for Penick Village residents in April 16 to introduce some of its food offerings.</p> End-of-Term Bulk Orders Overwhelm Campus C-store <div class="field-deck"> As a result, retail outlet at Lawrence University no longer will accept bulk orders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Students using up end-of-year culinary cash account excess funds have so overwhelmed the Corner Store c-store on the campus of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc. that it has discontinued accepting bulk orders, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> the school&#39;s The Lawrentian campus paper. The problems included lack of space to store the excess inventory being ordered and the overwhelming of the staff even after a pair of extra employees were added to help handle the expected rush.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colleges & Universities Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:38:00 +0000 47141 at UM Hospital Opens Big Salad Unit <div class="field-deck"> Chain's menu tweaked to incorporate selections adhering to healthcare insitution's internal healthy dining guidelines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The University of Michigan Hospital (UMH) in Ann Arbor and its dining services provider Aramark Healthcare are opening a The Big Salad unit in the healthcare facility&#39;s onsite cafe on April 9. The commercial restaurant chain&#39;s seventh outlet will feature a freestanding counter service location as well as a gourmet salad bar where customers can create their own salads.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aramark Contractors Healthcare News & Trends Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:07:00 +0000 46881 at <p>A salad, soup and wrap combo from The Big Salad.</p> The Big Salad TrustHouse Names New President/CEO <div class="field-deck"> Brian Poplin, a veteran of Aramark Healthcare Technologies, succeeds company founder Michael Bailey, who will remain as chairman. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="">TrustHouse Services Group</a> has announced the appointment of Brian Poplin, DHA, FACHE, as the company&rsquo;s president and CEO, succeeding company founder Michael Bailey, who remains chairman. Poplin, who had spent 19 years with Aramark Healthcare Technologies, has served for the past two years as president/CEO of Medical Staffing Network Healthcare, LLC.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors News & Trends Trusthouse Services Group Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:30:00 +0000 46841 at <p>New TrustHouse President/CEO Dr. Brian Poplin, DHA, FACHE.</p> Xanterra Abandons National Park Trade Name Gambit <div class="field-deck"> Applications to secure ownership of Grand Canyon property names have been withdrawn. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Xanterra Parks &amp; Resorts has dropped most, if not all, of its applications to trademark the names of lodgings and other concessions on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> National Parks Traveler, which cites U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors More Segments News & Trends Xanterra Parks and Resorts Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:33:00 +0000 46681 at Emory Chooses Bon Appetit to Manage Campus Dining <div class="field-deck"> Company will take over operations on June 1, with some venue updates and changes expected. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Emory University has selected Bon App&eacute;tit Management Co. to operate its dining services at both the Atlanta and Oxford campuses beginning June 1. Bon Appetit operates more than 500 caf&eacute;s, primarily in higher education and corporate venues, in 32 states. The contract is the result of an RFP issued last October.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compass Group Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:05:00 +0000 46611 at Compass, Bon Appetit Announce "Imperfect Produce" Recovery Program <div class="field-deck"> The initiative is aimed at using fruits and vegetables that have traditionally been left in fields to rot because they are of less than required size or shape. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Compass Group USA and its Bon Appetit Management Co. unit have announced the launch of Imperfectly Delicious Produce (IDP), an initiative aimed at using fruits and vegetables that have traditionally been left in fields to rot because they are of less than required size or shape.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:59:00 +0000 46471 at <p>A version of the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program debuted last year at Microsoft&#39;s Redmond, Wash., campus, where the company and dining services provider Eurest, also a Compass unit, worked with Puget Sound farmers to reclaim misshapen items from the fields.</p> Report: Sportservice Lands Chargers Stadium Deal <div class="field-deck"> Delaware North unit gets 5-10 year deal and will invest $3 million. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The city of San Diego has selected Delaware North Sportservice to operate the food services at Qualcomm Stadium, according to sources, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>Buffalo Business First</em>. The agreement will run five to 10 years pending negotiations, as stated in the RFP, and requires Sportservice to invest $3 million in capital and install a new point-of-sale system at the 48-year-old facility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors More Segments Delaware North Companies News & Trends Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:04:00 +0000 46451 at Outdoor Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Stand Debuts at UNC <div class="field-deck"> Branded kiosk operation is owned by local fanchise owner and serves as test for potential similar outlets in the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new Ben and Jerry&rsquo;s branded ice cream stand debuted March 16<sup>th</sup> (the first day back from spring break) outside of Lenoir Dining Hall on the Chapel Hill campus of the <a href="">University of North Carolina</a> (UNC), <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> the Daily Tar Heel campus paper.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aramark Colleges & Universities News & Trends Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:51:00 +0000 46391 at Restaurant Associates' Sirhal Responds to Conde Nast Café Dis <div class="field-deck"> Sirhal says anonymous New York Daily News review inaccurate and the café’s results prove it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last week a reporter from the New York Daily News gave a <a href="">not-so-glowing review</a> of the new Conde Nast cafeteria at One World Trade Center. The caf&eacute; is managed by Restaurant Associates.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Industry Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 46371 at <p>Restaurant Associates President Ed Sirhal.</p>