Unlike many CMs, I couldn't agree more with the contracting of foodservice. Many corporate foodservice clients have risen on the scene accomplished in many aspects, and in the past few years, corporate management companies have risen their standards tremendously.
THey don't all have to be Sodexho and their freeze-dried pizza; Google, Target, Pixar all have stellar providers such as Bon Appetit that would allow a narrower focus to foods and a relief from the status quo.
It's a great article. I keep forgetting the time periods involved with much of this construction is similar to Caltrans, and takes longer than one would think. Disneyland was built in less than a year, and Toy Story Mania will take about twice as long!