Frank Klein, CEO of Asian Box, thinks it's possible. The Asian concept sources sustainable ingredients, makes its own sauces and butchers its own meat.
A study commissioned by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that approximately 80 billion pounds of food are discarded into US landfills every year, with restaurants accounting for 37 percent of that waste.
Au Bon Pain reduced its carbon footprint, looks to shave up with 13 percent off its energy bill by monitoring and analyzing its energy usage.
It is not often in the QSR industry, that one decision can positively impact so many touch points in restaurant operations.
J. Dean Loring believes the 'better burger' bubble is here.
If Rooster Soup Co.'s crowdfunding effort gets off the ground, its profits will be donated to helping those in need.
The bakery-cafe chain is on a 'mission to help fix a broken food system.'
More than 20 winners showcased energy-saving, time-saving equipment to help restaurant operators' bottom lines.
If customers believe you are irresponsible in sourcing your packaging, they may cease to give you their business.
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The industry will employ 13.5 million in 990,000 units, and restaurant job growth will outpace the overall job growth rate.
Each Corner Bakery Cafe uses, on average, 14.5-percent less energy and saves more than 52,000 kilowatt hours a year, equal to eliminating over 80,000 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.
The effort will focus on creating or supporting 100 school gardens in Austin, Texas; Boston; Dallas; Denver; Long Island/northern New Jersey; Louisville, Kentucky; Miami; Orange County, California; Phoenix and San Diego.
Customer demand for Fairtrade certified coffees continues to be strongest on college and university campuses in Canada.
Restaurant Technologies Inc. has introduced a new mini-portable oil solution to fit the needs of commercial kitchens that are challenged with the need to haul fryer oil long distances from one kitchen to the next or from the kitchen to...
The webinar, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, will offer information on reducing food waste through food donation.
Research reveals that the majority of restaurants surveyed by the National Restaurant Association recycle, use compact fluorescent lighting and purchase recycled materials.
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced today its chef and music line-up for Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth, scheduled for Oct.18 at Lake Carolyn near Irving, Texas.
Native Foods Café announced today its newest giveback program, "Native Pals," a long-term partnership with Mercy For Animals, The Surfrider Foundation, and Farm Sanctuary. "We are so excited to align with these three groups," Native Foods Co-owner Andrea McGinty said...
Ice-O-Matic, a manufacturer of ice machines, storage bins and dispensers, has announced a new addition to its lineup of Energy Star-rated machines. The ICEU226A joins the company’s selection of more than 30 machines to be awarded the Energy Star certification, meeting guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The National Restaurant Association has issued "Bright Ideas," its first-ever sustainability newsletter. According to a news release, the newsletter includes tips and tools for restaurant and foodservice operators on eco-friendly practices. The newsletter, produced by Conserve, also includes videos, best...
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,...
The Washington Post reports that Washington, D.C. lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban the use of plastic-foam food and drink containers by 2016.
The National Restaurant Association has asked Governors Bobby Jindal (Louisiana), Rick Scott (Florida), Robert Bentley (Alabama), Phil Bryant (Mississsippi) and Rick Perry (Texas) to provide year-round access to Gulf of Mexico seafood. The NRA sent a letter to the governors...
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced today it will purchase more than 20 million pounds of locally grown produce in its restaurants this year, up from its 2013 goal of 15 million pounds. "We are changing the way people think about and...
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The packaging company Cascades recently announced the launch of Respak, a new environmentally-friendly food packaging line. Unlike commonly used polycoated cardboard, Respak is made from 50 percent recycled fibers and is recyclable and compostable, according to a company press release....