Top restaurant execs to meet in San Diego for FCES

CEOs and other leaders from the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry will gather Oct. 21-23 at San Diego's US Grant Hotel for the seventh annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, presented by FastCasual.com. Frank Paci of McAlister's Deli and Don...

Domino's commits to energy-efficient supply shipments

Domino's Pizza today announced that it joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains. Domino's Pizza...

Vacumet launches compostable alternative to foil packaging

Vacumet Corp. has launched its new compostable metallized packaging papers, geared toward the quick-service and fast casual restaurant segments.

Domino's Pizza partners with all-electric vehicle company for delivery

Mississippi-based Greentech Automotive has announced a partnership with Domino's Pizza to provide its MyCars for the chain's delivery business. According to the Memphis Business Journal, the first Domino's market to feature the cars will be the University of Mississippi campus...

Domino's, McDonald's UK commit 5 percent food waste reduction

Domino's Pizza and McDonald's are two of about 70 companies in the United Kingdom that have committed to the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement, and to cutting food and packaging waste by 5 percent by 2015. The agreement was introduced...

Buddy's Great Lakes pizzas launched to support environmental efforts

Detroit-based Buddy's Pizza has introduced a new line of Great Lakes-themed pizzas to support the Alliance for the Great Lakes, an environmental group that works to conserve the world's largest freshwater resource. According to the Associated Press, $1 from each...

NRA partners with Canadian association to launch sustainability program

The National Restaurant Association has announced its partnership with the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) to launch a Canadian version of the Conserve Sustainability Education Program. The initiative will provide Canadian restaurant operators and foodservice establishments with tools and...

Study: Millennials want emotional connections with brands

A new study by Technomic unveils what millennials (ages 19-34) look for in their dining experiences. According to the report, this demographic is generally confident, liberal, upbeat and open to change, and marketing to them can be a challenge. The...

Organic industry grew nearly 10 percent in 2011

The U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales. The organic food and beverage sector was valued at $29.22 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association's 2012 Organic Industry Survey. "The U.S.

Central American chain launches Ecovention's GreenBox

In collaboration with manufacturing partner SigmaQ, Ecovention LLC has announced the launch of Telepizza's multifunctional GreenBox Technology Pizza Box. Operated by Central American-based Pollo Campero, Telepizza is the first chain to bring the technology to Guatemala and El Salvador. Using...

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...

Truitt Bros. co-founder receives 2011 Bounty of Oregon Award

Truitt Brothers, Inc. co-founder Peter Truitt will receive the 2011 Bounty of Oregon Award on Nov.

Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability offers grant

The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS), a nonprofit forum supporting the foodservice industry’s drive for sustainable equipment and design, is accepting applications for its annual $5,000 grant. The grant will be awarded to the individual or organization judged to...

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...

Trading slices for cell phones

Toronto-based Pizza Pizza franchises across Canada traded pizza for cell phones, collecting 544 previously used cell phones and handheld devices for the chain's annual Cells for Slices program. Each customer who dropped of an old phone received a free piece...

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...

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