environment

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.

The aftershocks of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York didn't just hit operators who had to deal with empty tables and canceled reservations.

If discussions at the NRA show are any indication, concept development is revving up again.

When even the smallest profit increases are major victories for restaurateurs, neglecting to examine fixed costs such as trash removal is like throwing away money, says Dean Corbett, owner of Corbett’s: An American Place and two other Louisville, Ky., restaurants.

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