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Seattle outlaws more plastic restaurant materials

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.

Operations

McDonald’s will test paper straws in the U.S.

The company is switching to paper in the U.K. and Ireland and will look at alternatives to plastic straws in other countries.

After a six-month grace period, the familiar foam packaging will be banned.

Restaurant brands are driving engagement, enhancing value and generating buzz with innovative uses of food and drink containers.

As more chains vie for off-premise sales, the need to differentiate is prompting late entrants to think about what should carry their food.

The off-premise wine list, available in California, features $10 bottles.

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