MONTEREY, CA (August 13, 2013)—Ted’s Montana Grill has become the first national restaurant concept to partner with Greener Fields Together, a sustainability and local produce program created by produce distributor Pro*Act.
Ted’s Montana Grill has participated in efforts to “green” the restaurant industry over the past 10 years and continues to move forward with other initiatives in 2013. In addition to the Greener Fields Together partnership, Ted’s has recently converted to a new 100% tree-free paper made from sugarcane, and has also offset a portion of their annual water footprint by restoring water flow to the Upper Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, Colo. as part of a freshwater ecosystem restoration project.
George W. McKerrow, CEO of Ted’s and co-founder of the 44-unit restaurant company with Ted Turner, says of the partnership: “A big initiative for us this year is our association with Pro*Act and Greener Fields Together. It will enable us to move through the country in different growing cycles and to purchase local, sustainably grown, in-season vegetables through our local Pro*Act distributor. We’ll be able to reduce our impact on the roads by not hauling produce all over the country, and we’ll be spending more of our money within our local communities.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Ted’s Montana Grill, which was founded on the concept of sustainability,” says Max Yeater, Pro*Act President. “They have taken a comprehensive approach to addressing good environmental practices throughout their business.”