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Wendy’s plans to use more sustainably sourced beef

The company is working with Progressive Beef to improve the sustainability of its supply chain.

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Putting a price tag on food waste

Tossing out food not only is bad for the planet, it’s also bad for business.

The burger chain said it is committing $5 million to a partnership to develop a recyclable or compostable cup.

These gems were among the words of wisdom served up at the first-time event for emerging chains.

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

Earlier this year, it was reported that McDonald’s was encouraging its franchisees to train workers to be less rude to customers. But several operators we spoke to feel that hiring the right kind of people from the start is the best way to ensure your staff has the gift of customer service.

The 2009 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® (May 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago) will provide attendees with both...

The phrase Founding Farmers may conjure up images of colonial America, but the restaurants operating under that name are anything but old-fashioned. One of the tenets of the Farmers Restaurant Group is using the latest technology available to carry out its mission of “operating, serving and living green.”

In follow-up surveys, 100 percent of Chili’s employees say they read the new handbook, and the feedback was positive.

To achieve certification, USF has improved solid waste reduction, re-use and recycling, energy efficiency, purchasing and packaging, and employee education...

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