2012 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

FastCasual.com's seventh annual review of the restaurant segment's Top 100 movers and shakers takes a look at the brands, people, technology, menu trends and innovations leading the industry.

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Responsible Restaurants: How Operators Can Leverage True Sustainability to Their Advantage

Consumers care about the sources and environmental impact of their food. Operators care about the bottom line. In this guide, sponsored by Truitt Brothers Inc., learn how to satisfy both.

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Bridging the Gap: How Restaurant Operators Can Effectively Convey Sustainability to Consumers

In this white paper, sponsored by Truitt Brothers, learn how operators can improve diners' understanding and interest in sustainable food production practices through subtle cues.

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What is your restaurant's carbon footprint?

Countries and companies across the globe are making climate change high on their agenda.

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.

Waste not, want not, profit more

In our business, every morsel has been bought and paid for, and its value lies in its resale, not its position at the bottom of a trash can.

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.

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.

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.

EVOS co-founder discusses being healthy before it was trendy

Burger joint eyeing expansion through nontraditional units.

Are you serving flexitarians?

After a decade of intense meat worship, chefs are procuring, preparing and serving vegetables with the same love and attention they previously reserved for Ossabaw pork or grass-fed marrow bones. If you're not vegetarian or carnivore, what are you? The...

Local: The ins, the outs and the details

We hear the term local tossed around pretty loosely nowadays. While it's popping up on just about everything with a price tag (local business, locally owned, locally operated, locally whatever), there is no place more popular to tout the term local than in food.    And with good reason.

Election Day

During election season candidates jockey and vie for position - looking for the edge over the other candidates. Battle plans are drawn.

The young green consumer

If you want to know what’s happening, or will be happening, in the area of sustainability, look no further than America’s college and university campuses. That’s where sustainability practices and attitudes are being shaped for the new green consumer and...

Moyer: Remember, 4 on the Door!

The first time I heard Richard Young – the director of education for Pacific Gas and Electric’s Food Service Technology Center – say, "You want to save on refrigeration? Just remember 4 on the door," it instantly sunk in. This...

A sea change

On one day in 2008, more than a half-million volunteers in 100 countries collected 11.4 million items of trash along the world’s waterways. What were the top two items collected? They were cigarettes/filters at 28% and plastic bags at 12%...

Planning store layouts? Consider the recycling and composting trend

As I travel the country, I see more and more operators, universities, airports and hotels collecting recyclables and compostables. If you’re planning new stores – or renovating existing ones – think about how collection of recyclable or compostable items could...

A four-step approach to expanding recycling and composting

Without consistently available infrastructures to support recycling and composting of foodservice packaging products, the vast majority of these products end up in landfills. You want to be greener, but with the infrastructure hurdles, what’s a foodservice operator to do?  Here are a few tips to get you started: 1.

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