The March to the Madness is on!

The current standings (as of 2/12) make it look like 8 of the top 16 seeds will be from campuses we have accounts at! Whether your campus has a team going to the big dance or not, basketball and March Madness is a big deal. So here are some dates you need to know:

First Four Tourney – 3/13-14
First/Second Round – 3/15-18
Regionals – 3/22-25
Final Four – 3/31 and 4/2

These are four great opportunities for special events, special dinners or some fun decorations at a regular meal. Here are a couple suggestions:

1. Make your menu resemble a sports bar with wings, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fries, nachos and sliders. Then decorate the display with a couple whistles and a basketball. If the home team is playing in the game add in some of the teams colors.

2. Make your menu resemble arena food with hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, soft pretzels and nachos. Then decorate as if they are at the arena with a couple basketballs a “poster” of a basketball arena behind the food display.

3. Have a “bracket party” by asking the house to fill in their own 16 “team” bracket of their favorite meals. Ask for voting daily and narrow it down to a “final four” that you can serve the week of the final four tournament.

Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it!