Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.

Faculty Advisor

Sturm, Stephan

Project Center

Hangzhou, China


The continued growth of the foreign student population at Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) results in a higher demand for non-Chinese food in the campus dining halls. Our goal is to help Logistics Service Corporation (LSC), the company that operates the dining halls at HDU, satisfy foreign students’ desire for non-Chinese food while aiming to achieve profit. In our analysis, we found that both foreign and domestic students desire non-Chinese cuisines and a non-Chinese food venture at HDU might be profitable. We conclude our report with recommendations for offering foreign students ways to understand the menu, preparing a trial run of the non-Chinese food venture, and expanding or repurposing dining halls at HDU.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences