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Financing

New York’s comptroller wants McDonald’s to treat chickens better

Overseer of the state's pension fund, a major shareholder, says the burger chain isn’t following rivals’ lead on chicken treatment.

Operations

Restaurants scramble to find a new straw

Amid growing public pressure, chains are replacing their plastic straws, but doing so won’t be easy, or cheap.

The burger chain said it is committing $5 million to a partnership to develop a recyclable or compostable cup.

Tossing out food not only is bad for the planet, it’s also bad for business.

Cold beverages will be served with newly designed lids.

A deeper dive into the eco-friendly seafood concept, which made Restaurant Business’ Future 50 list for 2018.

Under what are believed to be the most sweeping restrictions in the country, operators can no longer use plastic straws, drink picks or disposable utensils without risk of a $250 fine.

The company, which runs 120 units, will switch to biodegradable options this fall.

The practice has gotten a lot of press recently, and for good reason, Advice Guy says.

The company plans to use tomatoes grown in greenhouses or hydroponic farms by 2019.