environment

Operations

Batten down the hatches for more severe weather ahead

The storms that dampened restaurant traffic during Q1 were a preview of what the industry can expect through the remainder of 2024, though with more heat, wind and rain, according to forecasters.

Food

Restaurants celebrate Earth Day with eco-friendly food, drink and more

Many operators are on a sustainability mission year round, but they go the extra mile to promote their efforts on April 22.

The burger giant, which bought nearly 2 billion eggs last year, said it had to rework its supply chain to meet its sourcing demands.

At least one early EV adopter reports strong marketing benefits, but a host of other advocates are showing more reserve about the prospects, at least for now.

Restaurant Rewind: Lady Bird Johnson provided some tough love, and the industry is still showing the results today.

As diners prioritize sustainability, restaurant operators have an easy way to meet demand—environmentally friendly packaging for off-premise orders.

The state becomes the eleventh in the nation to outlaw the material. The law signed Tuesday takes effect July 1, 2025.

The coffee giant is developing the lab in Costa Rica, near its research and development headquarters. The facility will be designed to help develop sustainable production practices.

For every 50 pounds of shells they provide, the state awards a credit of $1. The shells are used to protect oyster beds.

The taco chain is teaming up with Cargill and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support ranchers' regenerative farming efforts.

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