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.

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.

Bake-at-home pizzeria sources local, organic ingredients

New bake-at-home pizzeria Bake425˚ has set up shop at 345 Park Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois with a grand opening celebration scheduled for Feb. 21.

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.

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...

Energy efficiency project launched in California restaurants

A pilot project has been launched in California to promote energy and water efficiency at restaurants. The project, designed by Demand Management Installation Services (DMIS) and the Food Service Technology Center, an energy efficiency program for foodservice funded by Pacific...

Straw Hat Pizza updates corporate mission with sustainability focus

Straw Hat Pizza has updated its corporate mission to include a social responsibility pledge. The company's new mission includes promoting and empowering its restaurants to be as eco friendly as possible, while encouraging guests to pursue a reusable/renewable agenda. "Straw...

NYC staple Pizza by Certé becomes green certified

New York's Pizza by Certé has been designated a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association, a national nonprofit specializing in helping restaurants become more sustainable. Receiving 206.35 points on the GRA's certification scale and having implemented...

SCA napkin line earns sustainability certification

SCA, a global hygiene company and makers of the Tork brand of away-from-home (AFH) paper products, has attained certification on its line of napkins from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), one of the largest independent compost certification groups in North...

Marketing sustainability: A consumer-centric approach

Eighty-nine percent of consumers in the United States are participating in the world of sustainability, according to new research from The Hartman Group. Tamara Barnett presented the group's new findings during the Truitt Bros. Northwest Discovery Tour session, Marketing Sustainability....

Is 'slaughter-free' the industry’s next buzz word?

Siblings have opened what they believe is the first carry-out pizzeria in the United Kingdom to use 'slaughter-free' cheese. An artisanal cheese maker in Somerset, England, produces the mozzarella used at the Karma Free Pizza Company, using milk from an...

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza hosting solar dinner seminars

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza has teamed up with Stellar Solar to host a series of free solar dinner seminars at its San Diego County locations. "We have made substantial strides in our internal efforts to save energy and source local, organic...

NRA survey finds more restaurants recycling

Roughly two-thirds of the nation’s restaurateurs have recycling programs as part of their sustainability efforts, according to a new study conducted by the National Restaurant Association in partnership with Georgia-Pacific Professional. The research, a survey of 500 restaurant operators released...

GE Capital’s WattWise helps restaurants cut energy use

GE Capital has launched a new mobile application, WattWise, to its franchise restaurant operator customers in the U.S. WattWise analyzes the energy consumed by the lighting currently installed in a restaurant, then estimates the savings operators can achieve if they...

NRA, Georgia-Pacific Professional to develop recycling best practices

The National Restaurant Association has announced that it will work with Georgia-Pacific Professional to identify best practices in the areas of recycling and sustainability, both of which are key components of profitability for the restaurant industry. “Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to...

NAFEM Show highlights energy savings

Exhibitors on day two of the North American Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers Show expressed optimism about the number of attendees at this year’s event, held at the Orlando, Fla., convention center Feb. 10-12. “So far we’ve surpassed the sales leads Thursday that we did for the entire 2009 NAFEM Show,” said Henny Penny’s Jason Moles.

CookTek intros first professional-grade, energy-saving induction ranges

CookTek has introduced the first U.S. made, multi-burner, commercial induction ranges.

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