Pizza Fusion signs international expansion deal

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Organic pizza chain Pizza Fusion has signed a master franchise development agreement for Saudi Arabia with Samir Food Co. Ltd., the company has announced.

Pizza Fusion to serve as food sponsor for fashion event

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Organic pizza chain Pizza Fusion is the official food sponsor of the "2009 Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach" event, slated to run March 25-28. "Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach" is a four-day event providing a platform...

Value replacing green as corporate priority

The Wall Street Journal: As the financial crisis continues, value is overtaking environmental concerns as the best way for companies to demonstrate a sense of social responsibility. Green hasn't gone away, but companies are having to consider their "value" equation...

Food Alliance hosts sustainability forum

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Food Alliance is hosting the Sustainable Food Industry Forum & Gala Dinner on March 12, at the University of Portland in Portland, Ore. The Sustainable Food Industry Forum is an annual event that attracts more than 100...

Pizza Fusion opens first Kansas location

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- Organic pizza chain has opened its first location in Kansas, in the city of Leawood.

Ask the Experts: How can operators find sustainable suppliers?

As interest in sustainability increases, operators may be unsure of where to find suppliers who carry sustainable products. Pizza Marketplace asked Peter Truitt, president of Truitt Bros.

Ask the Experts: What are the top three ways restaurant operators can market their sustainability efforts?

As restaurant operators add sustainable products to their offerings, they may be unsure of how to market that message to their customers. Pizza Marketplace asked Heather McPherson, sustainability sales and marketing manager for Truitt Bros.

Pizza Marketplace conducts sustainability study

Pizza Marketplace is inviting readers to participate in a survey looking at sustainability efforts and trends in the restaurant industry. The survey should take less than 2 minutes to complete and the results will be published in the Feb/March issue...

Yum! to release corporate responsibility report

The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal: Yum! Brands will distribute its first corporate responsibility report tomorrow at an investor conference in New York. Similar reports will be produced every other year in the future.

Consumer interest boosts sustainability, green efforts

BOSTON — Consumer interest in sustainability is growing and doesn't appear to be affected by the economy. As interest in green buildings has grown, the U.S.

Zagat survey reveals fewer New Yorkers dining out

NEW YORK -- Thirty-eight percent of New Yorkers say that one way they are responding to the economic crisis is by eating out less, according to Zagat Survey, which today released its 30th annual New York City Restaurants survey based...

Panago Pizza adopts sustainable seafood purchasing

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canadian pizza chain Panago Pizza has transitioned all seafood items on their menu at more than 160 locations to ensure they are Ocean Wise certified, the company has announced. Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation...

Web trends apparent at Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

ORLANDO, Fla. — If there was an overriding theme at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, held Sept.

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show kicks off

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Restaurant & Hospitality Show opened Sept.

Mid-Atlantic Expo partners with NRA: Conserve

BALTIMORE — The Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage and Lodging Expo, along with its co-producers, the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM), has joined forces with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in their efforts to support restaurant and foodservice locations as they become...

Pizza Fusion franchisee decides going green too costly

Houston Chronicle: Chris Toman, who is opening a Pizza Fusion franchise in the Houston area, is suspending plans to have his building certified as energy efficient and environmentally friendly by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Podcast Grill episode discusses NRA's 'Conserve'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dawn Sweeney, chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association, will appear on the next episode of Podcast Grill, hosted by Fast Casual magazine publisher Paul Barron. Sweeney will discuss the rollout of the association's new Conserve...

NRA Show: Pepsico partners with Green Restaurant Association

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo Foodservice has entered into a strategic partnership with the not-for-profit Green Restaurant Association in an effort to assist customers with becoming more environmentally sustainable.

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