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50% of students polled say their school’s foodservice program was at least somewhat important in their decision of which school to attend. - College & University Consumer Trend Report

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Brands Trend + Sentiment - Sentiment SP Score
KFC ↑ 10% 50% 50% 4
Newk's ↑ 15% 100% 0% 100
Famous Dave's ↓ -12% 60% 40% 22
Smith & Wollensky ↑ 4% 81% 19% 58

SP Score = Propensity of a reviewer to return to a concept or recommend it to other consumers.

Last Updated on 10-7-2014

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Peter Romeo
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Peter Romeo, Director of Digital Content

Surprising shifts to less-processed foods and clear examples of enlightened management should have been taken as a loud “Shut up!” by industry scolds.

Kelly Killian
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As a consumer, and more specifically as a busy working mom, I don’t dislike the idea of being able to order food ahead, run in, grab it and be on my way.

Pat Cobe
By 
Patricia Cobe, Senior Editor

. On Monday afternoon, I got to see the process up-close-and-personal, as I observed Chef David Posey, representing the Waldorf Astoria, prep for the 25th annual James Beard Foundation Awards festivities taking place that night at Chicago’s Lyric Opera House.

Sara Rush
By 
Sara Rush, Senior Associate Editor

Dare I say it? Chicago is a better food town than New York City for millennials.

Justin Massa, Food Genius, Buzz Busters
By 
Justin Massa, CEO of Food Genius

Given the staggering increase in year-over-year sales, one might expect there to be a corresponding uptick of mentions of chocolate hazelnut spread on menus, but in fact the number of menus that mention chocolate hazelnut spread has remained right around 2 percent of all menus for the past year and a half.