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The Pulse Group collaborated with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to evaluate its existing foodservice management contract and provide a comparative analysis of the costs/benefits related to self-operation versus contract operation. Our work included: conducting qualitative research with various segments of the UMTC campus...

In 2020, The Pulse Group developed the strategic plan for Montgomery College's hospitality program. Our work included conducting extensive internal and external stakeholder research (125 interviews with administration, faculty, students, alumni and industry partners), performing a market and hospitality industry scan to inform program and...

Wingate University, one of the fastest-growing small universities nationally, contracted with The Pulse Group to assist in analyzing the costs/benefits of self-operated dining foodservice versus the existing contracted format. The analysis involved the development of national best practices case studies, financial benchmarking of Wingate operations...

The Pulse Group was retained by Kent State University to perform a focused review/assessment of the foodservice contract operations and the overall dining program for five campuses. This initial contract advisory work was followed by providing interim assistance with foodservice contract management administration. The assignment...

The University of Massachusetts retained The Pulse Group to better understand the potential for an Alumni Visitors Center with lodging, club, restaurant, event, tour and office components. Our market analysis included survey research with on campus demand generators, a review of off campus competition, an...

The Pulse Group was retained by the University of Kentucky College of Law to provide market research and branding consulting services to create a unified marketing strategy and brand to better position the UK College of Law in a saturated market. Specifically our work entailed conducting: Competitive...

The University of Connecticut dining services group retained Pulse Group professionals to assist them in evaluating the privatization of their campus foodservice operations. As part of this assessment, we used a series of focus groups to solicit input from students and faculty on a number...

The University of California -- Irvine retained The Pulse Group to assist them in the development of a renovation and repositioning plan for their University Club and Conference Center facility. As part of our work, we completed a detailed assessment of existing facilities and operations,...

The Associated Students of the University of California – Davis retained The Pulse Group in concert with Webb Design, to assist them in the development of a renovation and repositioning plan for “The Coffee House”, the major foodservice venue within the University’s Memorial Union. The...

The Pulse Group was retained by California State University -- Long Beach (CSULB) to assist them by conducting an operational review of their retail foodservice operations and developing a strategic plan for future development of retail related facilities. As part of the project, we interviewed...