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The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association offered a rave review for Penn State hospitality management students who hosted a luncheon for the organization at Cafe Laura, the School of Hospitality Management’s “living lab” in Mateer Building.


Dining out a lot may not make people more savvy consumers, according to Penn State researchers. In fact, people who dine out frequently — especially workers who dine out of the office for lunch — tend to overshoot their mental budgets for eating out. While a few dollars here and there for lunches and dinners at restaurants and convenience stores may not seem like much, researchers suggest food is a major part of the household budget.


Dining out a lot may not make people more savvy consumers, according to Penn State researchers. In fact, people who dine out frequently -- especially workers who dine out of the office for lunch -- tend to overshoot their mental budgets for eating out. While a few dollars here and there for lunches and dinners at restaurants and convenience stores may not seem like much, researchers suggest food is a major part of the household budget.


Food sustains life and is central in cultures around the world. Now, food is the focal point of a new podcast series developed by the Food Decisions Research Laboratory at Penn State, and facilitators are seeking contributors from the community at large.


Food sustains life and is central in cultures around the world. Now, food is the focal point of a new podcast series developed by the Food Decisions Research Laboratory at Penn State, and facilitators are seeking contributors from the community at large.


Commemorating its 80th year of service and leadership in the hospitality industry, the Penn State University School of Hospitality Management’s alumni group, the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society, will honor hotel industry legends and innovators Leland Pillsbury and Ray Schultz at a gala reception at the historical Nittany Lion Inn.


Commemorating its 80th year of service and leadership in the hospitality industry, the Penn State University School of Hospitality Management’s alumni group, the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society, will honor hotel industry legends and innovators Leland Pillsbury and Ray Schultz at a gala reception at the historical Nittany Lion Inn.


The Professional Convention Management Association Education Foundation named the Penn State student chapter of the organization as 2016 Chapter of the Year.


The second annual online Interdisciplinary Research Symposium in Foodservice Decisions, which will focus on ethics in foodservice, will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. EST on Dec. 9. The event is sponsored by the Food Decisions Research Laboratory in the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State and the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State.


Paul Rigazzi, worldwide sales director for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, has joined the Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) Industry Advisory Board.


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