Projects and Writing Samples by Martha O'Connell

Hospitality Industry Articles
Winter 2011 Starting from Scratch in More Ways than One
The chance to build new was long overdue at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, and the foodservice team made the most of it
Fall 2004 A Day At The Races
Here's a reservation to beat them all: 6,000 well-healed Preakness customers are coming for breakfast, lunch and all-day snacking. Are you ready?
Spring 2004 Customers are Warming Big Time to Cold Stone Creamery
Start with super-premium ice cream, put on a great show adding ingredients on a granite slab, and you've got the winning combo that's driving Cold Stone's fast growth
Fall 2005 Gathering Market Intelligence
Manufacturers need to dig deep to develop products their customers truly need and enter new sales markets
Summer 2005 Sheetz
Would you ever want to hang around a convenience store and gas station? Sheetz is reinventing the image of these establishments with high-quality food and in-store seating
Spring 2005 KnowFat!
What started as a well-kept dining secret for Boston body builders is poised to ride the healthy food wave across the country
Spring 2002 Cash or Board, Dine In or Take Out, DePaul Has it All in One New Facility
DePaul University's new student center welcomes both cash and board-plan customers in a flexible new foodservice operation
Fall 2005 Hand-Held Technologies for the Mobile Workforce
Manufacturer are coming out with new devices to make you more productive in the office and on the road
Winter 2004 Dramatic University Dining
Planners once doubted whether the University of Chicago's 1901 gymnasium could even be converted into a dining hall
Fall 2003 Student Meals Go Back to Drawing Board
An outdated foodservice program plagued Memphis City Schools until the new school year started in August and a new way of providing meals using the TUCS system began earning high marks
Fall 2002 Yo! America! The British are Coming...
So get your chopsticks ready for the U.K.'s Yo! Sushi invasion
Summer 2002 Celebration Pavilions Bring Upscale Events Within Reach of Everyone
Nothing new under the sun?  Think Again.  This revolutionary new concept in banquet facilities is set to take off
February 2000 Yummm. Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast
Griddle goodies go further when topped with a little fruit.
Spring 2000 Takeout Goes Dot Com
Tech-savvy consumers open the door to takeout via the Internet.
Winter 2000 Innovation in E-Commerce
Alliant goes for speed and reliability with its Internet-based sales and service systems -
Spring 2000 Takeout Takes on a New Look
Consumer demand pushes operators to develop better to-go meals and find technologies to get food quickly conveniently
Summer 1999 The 'Western White House'
Since its beginning in 1888, San Diego's Hotel del Coronado has hosted movie stars and U.S. Presidents.

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