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Operations

Sysco pledges to go electric

The distributor says 35% of its U.S. big-rig fleet will be powered by electricity by 2030 as part of a new initiative to reduce emissions.

Workforce

Restaurant hiring leaps in October

New government figures show eating, drinking and lodging places added 164,000 employees.

The fast casual set the goal of becoming “climate positive”—removing more carbon from the environment than it emits—by 2050.

The law takes effect in 2022, but restaurants have a grace period in which to use up their inventories.

Yum Brands, which also owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Habit, plans to reduce emissions by 46% by 2030.

The National Restaurant Association and other trade groups have joined with three key federal agencies to promote ways of reducing overproduction and getting more safe discarded food to the needy.

The U.K. operations of each have been targeted by two environmental activists overseas. The oldest of which is 9.

Every business, regardless of size, should acknowledge its responsibility to the community as a whole. By doing so, you also attract the more socially conscious customer. According to American Express Market Brief, restaurant patrons are most concerned about working conditions and wages for employees and environmental issues.

Consumers are showing more interest in doing what’s right for the environment—as long as it doesn’t cost them more.

Find out which 10 restaurant trends we kept encountering in our journey through the National Restaurant Association’s annual convention in Chicago.

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