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...

Pleasure Pizza celebrates second unit

Pleasure Pizza, a Santa Cruz, Calif., restaurant since 1987, is marking the opening of a second unit June 11. A grand opening for the new Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery will feature two-for-one pints of beer all day, and will...

NRA 2011: Oregon in Chicago highlights local bounty

Oregon in Chicago has become an NRA Show tradition among attendees and continues to highlight the growing trend of traceability from farm to fork. Traceability was highlighted by Technomic in 2010 as a crucial foodservice trend based on consumer desire...

Ecovention launches Roma Serve and Store box

Ecovention LLC has launched the Roma Serve & Store pizza box, in partnership with manufacturing partners Pratt Industries and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. The Serve & Store uses Ecovention's patented GreenBox technology and can be broken down into plates and a leftover container to eliminate waste.

Pizza Fusion transitions to LED Source lighting

Florida-based Pizza Fusion has tapped LED Source, a franchised supplier, to provide LED lighting for a selection of their restaurants. The impetus behind the transition came from the launch of Pizza Fusion’s new prototype store in December 2010. “We've always...

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...

Greenopia ranks top green restaurant chains

Greenopia, which researches eco-friendly retailers, services and organizations, has recently named its most sustainable restaurant chains. Companies were ranked based on Greenopia’s green leaf system, with criteria based on green building design, supply chain, recycling/take-back programs and sustainability reporting. Those...

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...

Freschetta Pizza launches two new frozen innovations

Freschetta has upped the ante on the frozen pizza competition with its introduction of two new innovations: The Freschetta Simply … Inspired Pizzas and Freschetta By The Slice. Both creations feature flash-frozen vegetables, unique blends of real cheeses and inventive...

NRA collaboration aims for zero waste

The National Restaurant Association is collaborating with the Atlanta-based Zero Waste Zone program to identify best practices, create resources and measure the impact of perishable organics waste-management efforts in the restaurant industry. The program, which has been in existence for...

NRA names 2011 Kitchen Innovation award winners

The National Restaurant Association has announced the recipients of its 2011 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award, which recognizes groundbreaking kitchen equipment in the foodservice market. An independent panel of judges selected KI Award recipients for their innovations that provide new solutions...

Pizza Hut UK taps pension consultant

Pizza Hut UK has tapped Mercer to provide de-risking services for the company’s 50 million pound (about $76 million) pension fund. Mercer’s investment strategy, which manages the plan’s assets against its liabilities, enables Pizza Hut’s fund to benefit from market...

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