Chick-fil-A makes New York City debut

Chic-fil-A's first New York City store is the chain's largest in the country.


How Arby's turned on energy efficiency without turning off customers

Environmental sustainability matters now more than ever, and with states like California entering their fourth year of record breaking drought conditions, no stone for conservation will go unturned.

How one restaurant creates zero environmental waste

Pizza spoke with founder Chris LaRocca about Crushed Red's eco-friendly culture and how the company achieved its zero waste goal.

Does your restaurant have a 'water issue'?

With sustainability now a top trend this year, it could be time for all restaurants to incorporate environment-friendly practices into their business plans.

Food revolution: 5 eco-friendly trends radically transforming foodservice

As restaurants race toward trends the Millennial generation embraces, enviromentally- and animal-friendly initiatives are picking up speed.

Simple solutions to minimizing food waste

Food waste is a fact of the restaurant business, and for something that cannot be completely avoided, the toll it takes is steep. Food waste has a spectrum of consequences that spans the erosion of profits to negatively impacting the ecosystem and harming the sustainability of the planet.

Is your restaurant green?

Even though going green may cost more than conventional items, consumers are willing to pay more for the opportunity; for them it is not an indulgence but a necessity.

More restaurant chains aiming for green certification

CEO of Green Restaurant Association talks about the spike in environmentally-friendly efforts throughout the past few years.

Trendy "organic heirloom menu innovation"

Cultivate and grow your plants according to USDA organic certification guidelines to maximize the marketing and great taste appeal of these plants.

Subway continues commitment to Eco Restaurant model

Sandwich chain now has 14 green units open, with more on the way.

Coffee chains ramp up cup recycling efforts

Starbucks' third annual Cup Summit features Tim Hortons' participation, focuses on existing challenges in achieving 100-percent recycled goal.

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Dunkin' Brands details sustainability efforts in latest report

The report outlines Dunkin' Brands' commitment to sustainability efforts to meet the needs of its franchisees, employees and guests.

Changing menus prove new consumer attitudes

AEB emphasizes that restaurants must jump on the group's preferences for locally grown, sustainably raised and non-processed foods.

McDonald's commits to ending deforestation

The commitment is part of McDonald's Global Sustainability Framework efforts, encompassing all of the company's products.

7,000 lbs of food waste a month diverting to compost, White Castle says

White Castle intends to divert more than 7,000 pounds of food waste per month to a commercial compost facility in Shakopee, Minnesota.

EnviroPure receives NRA innovation award, expected to save restaurants 400 gallons of water a day

Commercial foodservice and plumbing product manufacturer T&S Brass and Bronze Works announced the National Restaurant Association awarded the company the Kitchen Innovations Award for its new EnviroPure ozone recirculation option.

KFC UK's edible coffee cup made from cookie, smells like grass and flowers

KFC U.K. will unveil an edible coffee cup later this year.

New eco filter to help restaurants earn green certification, save on gas bills

Next Step Living, provider of home energy solutions in the Northeast, today announced it is entering the commercial energy-efficiency market by launching the Eco Thermal Filter System designed to help restaurants save on gas bills.

Tech, choice among driving consumer trends for 2015, says NRA

It's not surprising that today's restaurant consumer expects restaurants to offer technologies which make the dining experience as frictionless as possible, and prefers restaurants whose offerings support what's important to them.

After July 1, NYC will say goodbye to polystyrene foam single-use packaging

Polystyrene foam is not recyclable, and can interfere with recycling and waste reduction efforts by contaminating other recyclables.

Dunkin' Donuts launches green restaurant initiative

Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a new program called DD Green, a green building certification program designed to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants. In conjunction with the launch, the company celebrated the grand opening of a DD Green-certified restaurant in...

La Prep now sells Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee exclusively

La Prep announced recently that all of its coffee is now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The change took effect June 9. Rainforest Alliance certification helps support the rights and well-being of farm workers, the conservation of natural resources,...

District of Columbia bans polystyrene food, beverage containers

The Washington Post reports that Washington, D.C. lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban the use of plastic-foam food and drink containers by 2016.

LeanPath releases latest food waste prevention system

LeanPath Inc., specialists in food waste prevention systems, announced the availability of its next-generation food waste measurement solution — the LeanPath 360 Food Waste Prevention System. The LeanPath 360 Food Waste Prevention System consists of the LeanPath Tracker 2.0, a...

Czech McDonald's hosting electric car charging station

McDonald's Corp. in the Czech Republic has partnered with power company CEZ to open a charging station for electric cars. According to the Wall Street Journal, the McDonald's station is the 25th developed by CEZ. CEZ plans to open more...

Taco Bell's green prototype unit to open in W. Va.

A new Taco Bell restaurant in Kenova, W.

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