Papa John's to eliminate pig cages

Papa John's announced today that it will join other major restaurant chains in working to eliminate controversial gestation crates from its supply chain. The cages, used to confine breeding pigs, have been criticized in recent years by animal welfare advocates...

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...

NRA releases first-ever sustainability report

The National Restaurant Association announced the release of its first-ever sustainability report, which examines trends and initiatives within the restaurant industry, such as food waste reduction, composting, recycling and cost-efficient energy solutions. "Sustainability and waste reduction are increasingly important issues...

Foodservice certification set for national expansion

Committed to winning America's fight against diabetes, obesity and other diet-related diseases, the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has announced that it has almost doubled the number of REAL Certified restaurants in and around Washington D.C., including the first...

Packaging company introduces recyclable thermal to-go cups

Berry Plastics Group Inc. has introduced Versalite, a fully recyclable thermal management packaging solution.

Limited-service restaurants driving foodservice disposables growth

U.S. demand for foodservice disposables is expected to approach $20 billion in 2017, according to www.rnrmarketresearch.com.

NRA selects sustainability advisory council

The National Restaurant Association has named members of the Conserve Sustainability Advisory Council to help restaurateurs become more resource-efficient through its Conserve program. The advisory council is composed of 14 members of the foodservice and allied industry. As members, they...

NY restaurant owners voice opposition to proposed polystyrene ban

More than 1,000 New York City area businesses have written letters to members of City Council in opposition of Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban on polystyrene foam, introduced in June. According to the Restaurant Action Alliance NYC, restaurant operators oppose...

Traulsen introduces new energy-efficient equipment features

Traulsen has introduced the latest in a series of new equipment features for its refrigerators and hot-holding cabinets. The EZ-Clean Gasket and Bare Tube Coil follow the launch of the EZ-Open Foot Pedal and EZ-Change Interiors earlier this year. "Four...

SCS expands food safety service offerings

Global Services, a provider in third-party auditing and certification of food quality and food safety claims, has expanded food safety services for producers, food companies and retailers. SCS's newest offerings – Harmonized G.A.P., GlobalG.A.P.

NRA releases sustainability tips

The National Restaurant Association today unveiled a new report focused on sustainability best practices for the foodservice industry. Created under the National Restaurant Association's Conserve initiative, the free report, "Bright Ideas: Sustainability Tips from Industry Experts," features tips, trends and...

Restaurant Technologies Inc. expands Midwest presence

Foodservice oil management company Restaurant Technologies Inc. (RTI) has expanded its frying-oil delivery, management, removal and equipment service capability with the addition of a Des Moines, Iowa, depot.

John's Incredible Pizza Company installs solar energy system

Stellar Energy, a large-scale solar provider, recently completed a 230 KW (DC) solar system for John's Incredible Pizza Company in Fresno, Calif. The rooftop system is expected to generate 350,000 kilowatt-hours per year and offset 25 percent of the restaurant's...

NYC lawmakers introduce polystyrene foam foodservice ban

Lawmakers in New York City introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the sale of polystyrene foam foodservice products. The proposal is supported by Mayor Bloomberg and his administration, but has many others in the restaurant community concerned about its...

Unilever, Culinary Institute of America unite to make meals healthier

Unilever Food Solutions hopes to help chefs make 200 million meals healthier, tastier and more enjoyable every day by 2020. In North America, the goal is to help operators reduce 1 billion calories on restaurant menus, and through a partnership...

Faster, safer automated date-code labeling system enters market

The Date Code Genie, a fully automated, date-code labeling system for use in the foodservice industry, will launch this summer at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Aug. 18-20.

USDA announces Food Waste Challenge

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was joined by Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe to announce the U.S.

Sustainability program earns top Operator Innovations award

The National Restaurant Association has announced the winners of the second annual Operator Innovations Awards, with Kennesaw State University being named as Innovator of the Year. Selected by an independent panel of expert judges, the winners were recognized for their...

NRA teams up with supplier to offer restaurants cheaper, energy-efficient lighting

The National Restaurant Association has teamed up with North American LED, an energy-efficient lighting products supplier, to offer light emitting diode, or LED lighting solutions, to the restaurant industry at discounted prices. "Through our Conserve Sustainability Education Program, the association...

Sustainable Restaurant Association announces entry into U.S.

The United Kingdom-based Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), has launched a global sustainability rating system available to any restaurant in the world. Global expansion of the SRA rating aims to create an international standard for sustainability in the professional food community....

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