Even though food costs are going up, restaurant chains like Olive Garden are keeping their all-you-can-eat items on the menu. Dr. Albert Barreda, associate professor of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University, highlights one reason why to NBC News. … [Read more...] about Why some restaurants are keeping all-you-can-eat items on the menu despite rising costs
The pandemic has brought into focus the importance of health and safety. This includes the role of health and safety in the food industry, where best practices continue to be redefined. “To overcome the significant financial impact of COVID-19 on the food and beverage industry, professionals in the industry have set high safety standards,” said Wajeana White, instructor in … [Read more...] about Safe dining explained: A look at the long term of food safety standards
It’s summer and for many people, that means going on a road trip. This year, more Americans plan to take a road trip due to COVID-19 travel restrictions last year. Melissa Dallas, professor emeritus, department of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University, weighs in WalletHub about a few key aspects of hitting the open road this summer. … [Read more...] about Sharing insights on summer road trips
Summer is just around the corner. With easing of restrictions and increased vaccination rates, many people around the country are ready to travel again. What will summer travel look like? How can people enjoy taking trips safely? Dr. Stephanie Hein, department head of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University, answers these questions and more. Prepare for demand to … [Read more...] about What can we expect for summer travel?
Employees look for guidance and support during challenging times. How management responds to crises can influence how employees feel about them. Dr. Renata Fernandes Guzzo, assistant professor of hospitality leadership, studies the present global crisis of the pandemic. “The hospitality industry has been hit especially hard by the pandemic,” Guzzo said. “The nature of … [Read more...] about Building employee trust during crises