Levi’s Stadium concession tickets are a hit

In this edition of 5 Things, Food Management highlights five things you may have missed recently regarding developments affecting on-premises catering.

Here is your list for today:

  1. Ticket strategy with stadium concessions considered a success

In 2021, concession sales at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco increased 23% over 2019 and fan satisfaction scores increased 13% during the season in which the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL have launched their plan to include many concessions in the price of the season. tickets. Simply put, the 49ers and concessionaire Levy Restaurants bet that customers, freed from the added cost of many mainstream products, would reallocate their spending to liquor, high-end groceries or other merchandise instead of pocketing the “savings”, and this proved to be true as caps per full building (including goods) increased by 29% from $30.98 to $40.06, while concessions per cap went from $24.38 to $24.80.

Read more: 49ers find success in first season with ticket strategy with concessions included

  1. UCLA guarantees four years of housing for freshmen

With two new apartment buildings opening this fall offering 3,446 beds, UCLA will become the first and only University of California campus to guarantee housing for four years for freshmen and two years for transfer students. “Residential housing allows us to better ensure that every student gets off to a good start and therefore has a better chance of succeeding, so we wanted to give every student the opportunity to be four years old,” the UCLA chancellor said, Gene Block.

Read more: Amid student housing crisis, UCLA becomes first UC campus with four-year room guarantee

  1. Major University at Buffalo Dining Center Ends Reservation System

University at Buffalo (UB) students will no longer need to make reservations to eat at Crossroads Culinary Center (C3) starting March 27, as C3 becomes the latest on-campus entity to ease its COVID-19 restrictions after UB removed its mask mandate on March 5. A reservation system had been in place since August 21, 2021 to ensure the dining hall maintained a strict social distancing policy, but students expressed concern about the complexity, with some saying they were hungry and missed meals due to inflexible and reserved scheduling times.

Read more: C3 will no longer require reservations

  1. Minnesota Capitol cafe reopens for first time in two years

Rathskeller Cafe inside the basement of the Minnesota Capitol reopened to the public on March 21 after being closed since March 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis. However, the other cafeterias around the Capitol campus, which traditionally served the thousands of state employees who work there, have yet to announce their reopening dates. “We have to be very careful about reopenings,” said Larry Wojciechowski, district manager of food service management company Taher Catering Services, which operates the Rathskeller and several other cafeterias in state-owned buildings. “Hopefully as word spreads people pick up the habit.”

Read more: Majestic MN Capitol cafe reopens for first time since March 2020

  1. Chartwells K12 launches free training for employees

Chartwells K12 has launched a fully-funded Foundation Education Benefit in partnership with education and development platform Guild Education to pay 100% of tuition fees for a variety of Foundation programs through education providers. learning such as high school graduation programs, digital literacy courses, and career preparation and soft skills. certificates. The program is available to nearly all frontline associates, whether they’ve been with the company for a day or several years. All programs offered by Guild are self-paced, online and designed with employees in mind.

Read more: Chartwells K12 will offer free basic training opportunities to support employee career development

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