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Yale University Dining Taps USF-Supplied Premier Healthcare Alliance

Yale Dining has 23 residential and retail dining operations on campus, an in-patient care facility, a central Bake Shop and a convenience store as well as...

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Seafood is in high demand by Americans—total consumption rose by 45 million pounds in 2009 over 2008, states the National Fisheries Institute.

MexiCali Burrito Co., a, family-owned taqueria in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was already well into catering when it signed up with Boston start-up Phoodeez (pronounced food-ies) to boost its corporate reach.

During the past 40 years, I have witnessed many changes in the foodservice industry. When I started my career, change occurred slowly. Today we all know that...

You can’t run a restaurant without ice—and lots of it.

The 11-year-old organization works on behalf of its members to negotiate pricing contracts with local suppliers that allow small and medium independent and...

Starting in 1984 with a takeout-only sandwich shop specializing in fresh-roasted turkey sandwiches, Michael Baker has expanded his sphere through the years into a full-service café/retail store and an extensive catering business generating more than $12 million in annual sales.

Not all the excitement in hotel cocktail programs is behind the bar. A number of hotel properties around the country are entertaining and educating customers...

As the Boston Red Sox prepared to face the despised New York Yankees in last fall's historic American League Championship Series, Red Sox fans started queuing up outside the Riviera Cafe, a local eatery with TVs all over the room, more than five hours before game time.

In compiling our second annual ranking of the fastest-growing up-and-coming restaurant chains in America —the ones tallying sales between $25 million and $50 million—we were struck by how many new growth stories there were to tell. Thirty-one of this year’s Future 50 growth chains, or 62 percent, are entirely new to the list. That tells us that the entrepreneurial spirit thrives in 2007, and that the restaurant business is still where it lives.

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