Getting 'granular' about restaurants' many possible uses for whole grains

It’s little wonder restaurateurs are seeking new ways to incorporate old grains into their menus, given the trend toward increasingly healthful eating from sustainable sources. In this question-and-answer session with the nonprofit Whole Grains Council, restaurateurs get background on the trend, and tips on where to take it with their menus.

Part 2: The pain and the glory of getting REAL

Restaurateurs who seek REAL certification say it’s a tough and sometimes painful process. But they are quick to add that it can end up paying off big for a restaurant brand.

Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.

The case for sustainability: 4 considerations for restaurants

All too often businesses, including restaurants, take an incomplete view of what sustainability entails and the investment necessary to generate a strong ROI. Restaurant owners and operators are increasingly looking at sustainability as a value proposition – and rightfully so.

Part One: A new restaurant sector pokes its way out of the shell in California

In this first of a three-part series, we take a closer look at the chain that claims it's inventing a new restaurant sector that combines speed and quality into an idea that some industry analysts say the market is clamoring for.

What is your restaurant's carbon footprint?

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

6 practices of a 'really, truly, green restaurant'

Chains have taken on a Greener Corporate Responsibility clause.

How one restaurant creates zero environmental waste

Pizza Marketplace.com 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.

How Sarpino's Prius program saved the company money and defined its brand

By "going green" Sarpino's not only improves its standing with customers, but the brand is able to stay consistent with its gourmet image.

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.

Green spotlight on... Pizza by Certe

NYC pizzeria has embraced "green" from the toppings to the restaurant to the box.

Restaurant chains going green in response to consumer demand

Green Restaurant Association CEO discusses growth 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.

Build great pizza, and they will come

Build good pizza and they will come -- even the U.S. President.

Shining a green spotlight on Pizza Boli's

If you've ever spent time at college, or even crashed for a weekend in a friend's dorm, you'll know that students love their pizza. Case in point, one resourceful student at the University of Maine, with enrollment of 11,500 students,...

It is easy, being green: Tips to make a restaurant eco-friendlier

Customers not only prefer restaurants that embrace eco-friendly elements, they're also starting to expect such efforts.

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...

NRA 2011: Saving oil and energy one French fry at a time

Jim Anglin, product manager at Henny Penny, talks about the Kitchen Innovation Award-winning PriMelt oil converter.

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