By creating an inviting space for consumers, a dining room rapidly becomes an oasis for what is almost always a stressful hospital atmosphere. Whether the consumer is a family member of a patient, or an employee sitting down to eat her first meal in 12 hours, creating a space to recharge and unwind is crucial to laying the foundation for success. Functionally speaking, facilities may require a remodel of their dining space and kitchens to set the stage for this transition to take place. To stay up to date with on trend menus and healthful options, many kitchens require updated equipment to meet the preparation demands, such as steamers and steam tables, as well as additional freezer space to store fresh local foods for use out of season. By making these upgrades, large menu changes have the opportunity to take place.