USDA demystifies local food chain supply

Local food is a hot trend that customers continue to demand from all restaurant segments. But until recently, the movement was so small and compartmentalized, that it was hard for some chains to find purveyors that could adequately meet their foodsupply needs.

PES 2010: Restaurant executives share industry secrets

This week's Pizza Executive Summit attendees took advantage of the niche expertise of its top-level executive makeup by engaging in smaller breakout sessions. The resulting hands-on "Brain Exchange" sessions covered topics from constructing creative menu items, to coupon-free promotion strategies, to money-saving store build-outs.

Sustainable drink cup task force names winners of paper cup challenge

The betacup sustainable drink cup task force has announced the winners of its open innovation challenge to reduce paper cup consumption. Fast casual Starbucks Coffee Co.

PES 2010: Restaurant executives share industry secrets

This week's Pizza Executive Summit attendees took advantage of the niche expertise of its top-level executive makeup by engaging in smaller breakout sessions. The resulting hands-on "Brain Exchange" sessions covered topics from constructing creative menu items, to coupon-free promotion strategies, to money-saving store build-outs.

Truitt Bros. creates all-natural vegetarian chili

Truitt Bros. has unveiled its all-natural vegetarian chili, certified sustainable and free of additives and preservatives.

Truitt Bros. creates all-natural vegetarian chili

Truitt Bros. has unveiled its all-natural vegetarian chili, certified sustainable and free of additives and preservatives.

Sustainable drink cup task force names winners of paper cup challenge

The betacup sustainable drink cup task force has announced the winners of its open innovation challenge to reduce paper cup consumption. Fast casual Starbucks Coffee Co.

Ecolab adds to hospitality industry 'greening' programs

Ecolab Inc. has announced a partnership with EC3 Global, an internationally recognized sustainability organization that provides certification, benchmarking and consulting services to the hospitality industry through its EarthCheck Program.

Ecolab adds to hospitality industry 'greening' programs

Ecolab Inc. has announced a partnership with EC3 Global, an internationally recognized sustainability organization that provides certification, benchmarking and consulting services to the hospitality industry through its EarthCheck Program.

NRA: Thrust Electric Bikes steal the focus of Conserve Solutions pavilion

The NRA Show 2010 Conserve Solutions Center offered several sustainable solutions for foodservice providers, but perhaps none had the "wow" factor of the 30-day-old Thrust Eco-Delivery Electric Bikes, a practical solution that combines the accessibility of bike delivery with the...

NRA: Thrust Electric Bikes steal the focus of Conserve Solutions pavilion

The NRA Show 2010 Conserve Solutions Center offered several sustainable solutions for foodservice providers, but perhaps none had the "wow" factor of the 30-day-old Thrust Eco-Delivery Electric Bikes, a practical solution that combines the accessibility of bike delivery with the...

GRA report: People care about credibility of green restaurant claims

The Green Restaurant Association has released findings from a survey it administered to help find out what people think about dining "green." The company enlisted premier foodservice research company Technomic to administer the survey and tabulate the results. GRA spokeswoman...

GRA report: People care about credibility of green restaurant claims

The Green Restaurant Association has released findings from a survey it administered to help find out what people think about dining "green." The company enlisted premier foodservice research company Technomic to administer the survey and tabulate the results. GRA spokeswoman...

Humane Society official to address Domino's about pork supply

Kristine Middleton, corporate outreach manager for The Humane Society, said she will address Domino's Pizza executives on April 28 during the pizza company's annual shareholder meeting in Ann Arbor, Mich. "We're asking the company to implement some very basic but...

Humane Society official to address Domino's about pork supply

Kristine Middleton, corporate outreach manager for The Humane Society, said she will address Domino's Pizza executives on April 28 during the pizza company's annual shareholder meeting in Ann Arbor, Mich. "We're asking the company to implement some very basic but...

New organic pizza concept opens in Boulder

The latest pizzeria emphasizing seasonal ingredients and a small service-related footprint is Colorado's new Boulder Organic Pizza. The restaurant will feature a seasonal menu, organic/sustainable wines, local beer and extensive gluten-free options, according to Westword.com.

New organic pizza concept opens in Boulder

The latest pizzeria emphasizing seasonal ingredients and a small service-related footprint is Colorado's new Boulder Organic Pizza. The restaurant will feature a seasonal menu, organic/sustainable wines, local beer and extensive gluten-free options, according to Westword.com.

Pizza Fusion to offset entire service-related carbon footprint

Pizza Fusion has announced that it will join forces with EarthEra, an initiative of NextEra Energy Resources, to create a groundbreaking new program designed to offset 100 percent of its service-related carbon footprint. As part of the effort, every Pizza Fusion transaction will help build new renewable energy facilities.

Pizza Fusion to offset entire service-related carbon footprint

Pizza Fusion has announced that it will join forces with EarthEra, an initiative of NextEra Energy Resources, to create a groundbreaking new program designed to offset 100 percent of its service-related carbon footprint. As part of the effort, every Pizza Fusion transaction will help build new renewable energy facilities.

Own a 'green' restaurant? Call it 'natural' instead

So your LEED-certified pizzeria carries all local ingredients from farms and suppliers that are USDA certified organic. How do make your green claims resonate with everyday people?    Call it "natural."   That may be counterintuitive, since organic is the only government-regulated "green" term.

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