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What are common green practices at restaurants?

A substantial number of operators are practicing sustainability, new National Restaurant Association research shows. According to the NRA’s new survey, restaurants are interested in implementing environmental practices into their plans.

Conducted earlier this year among 1,000 fullservice and quickservice operators, the survey found that nearly three quarters of operators recycled used fryer oil, [...]

Shades of gray emerge in restaurants’ claims of ‘sustainability’

Buzz words like green and sustainable attract customers to restaurants, but¬ fuzzy definitions¬ make for some confusing wiggle room.¬ A recent Washington Post article examines claims made by a Washington, D.C., restaurant and reveals some menu items are not as environmentally friendly as they seem. This case study of sorts reveals the challenges [...]

Going green behind the scenes in foodservice

We have all heard a lot of buzz about green foodservice operations lately. Kitchen-related ideas range from food recycling¬ to grease-powered generators. This blog¬ post from Restaurants and Institutions focuses on the¬ restaurant’s business¬ office. These great tips can be applied to any office environment.

Food recycling mandated in San Francisco. How can you reduce food waste?

With an eye toward the ambitious goal of zero waste by the year 2020, the city of San Francisco has enacted an unprecedented food-recycling mandate. Restaurants, businesses and residents are required to separate food waste from other trash. The special food bins are picked up by city workers, who then compost the waste.The [...]